Summer is finally here, and it’s time to bask in the sun, feel the sand beneath your feet, and relish in the breeze from the ocean. But before you go to the beach, you must ensure you are safe and prepared for the sunbathing day. Here are some expert tips from 30A Beach Girls to help you have that PERFECT beach day.

Make a splash and stay safe

Whether you are a professional swimmer or taking your first dive, you must always put safety first. You can achieve that by swimming next to lifeguards, taking heed of the flags that show the water conditions or swimming with friends. 

Watch out for riptides

Riptides can be tricky, but with more information, you can get past them safely. Swim parallel to the shore when trapped in a rip current and never swim against it. Additionally, be aware of the water conditions and inform on potential rip-current to have a disruption-free beach experience.

Protect your skin from the sun

The best way to protect your skin from the sun is to apply sunscreen. Therefore, you must remember to use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or more. You must also keep well hydrated, seek the shade at all times, and don our protective clothing to beat the heat. 

Have a strategy to stay cool 

To remain cool and prevent heat-related ailments, you must drink lots of water, seek cool when needed and listen to what your body is telling you. You know you have heat stroke when your body temperature rises above average, a rapid heartbeat, and you feel nauseous. 

Pack properly

When it comes down to parking your food and everything you carry, you have to prepare. For food, you will need to store your coolers at the right temperature and keep your perishables separate, among others. For things that you cannot eat our food, you need to lock your car doors and use anti-theft bags and waterproof pouches. 

Stay vigilant

Make sure to always be on the lookout for jellyfish and thunderstorms, among other dangers. You must always rinse off jellyfish stings using saltwater, take cover during thunderstorms, and avoid swimming at dawn or dusk. 

Beach Safety Beyond the Waves

Remember, safety is not limited to the water’s edges. Protect your car from auto theft by keeping your car doors locked and valuables out of sight. Additionally, to prevent theft of your valuables or items at the beach, consider waterproof pouches or use anti-theft bags and pouches. 

Keep yourself updated

Check the current condition of the beach, including beach hazard and algal blooms. And you are set for the ultimate beach day experience.

Visit or contact 850-849-7455 for more information on our services and to make reservations. Let’s make the summer enjoyable!