Something that you need to get used to when traveling the world is spending time on the beach. In fact, in some places like Copacabana, Daytona, and Bondi it's an essential. Luckily, you will find some helpful advice on how to live the beach life and get as much out the holiday experience as possible. Read on to find out more.
Pick accommodation that is close
One fantastic tip for getting the most out of any break is to find accommodation that is as close to the beach as possible. Walking up and down practically a sheer cliff face to get to the sand may seem like an excellent idea when you are at home booking your break, but trust me if you have to hike, get a bus, or even a taxi to get to the beach you will regret it once you arrive.
To that end, it's a smart idea to look for hotels, hostels, and holiday homes that are adjacent to the beach. The latter being something you can read more here, about. Although do remember that you are likely to pay a little more for beachfront property, but it's worth it.
Scope out the best locations
Next, to enjoy your time on the beach and to be as relaxed as possible; it's worth scoping out the best locations before you arrive. In particular, for some of the more extensive beaches, this can make all the difference as you will find that distinct groups of people like to inhabit different areas. For example, some beaches have family sections, and others have areas with refreshment stands and shower nearby, which are particularly useful if you want to head off the beach and straight into another location.
Read the signs
Beach signs are pretty crucial. In fact, they not only ensure that people behave correctly, but they can also save lives.
In particular, it's vital to know which signs or flags signify that you can or can or can't swim in that area. In Australia, permission to swim is denoted by red and yellow flags which means this water is safe, while in places like USA red flags means the conditions are dangerous. In fact, if you can see two red flags on display, this says you should on no account go into the water, no matter how strong a swimmer you are.
Lastly, to truly enjoy your beach experience it's vital that you protect yourself from the sun. To do this, it is customary to use sunscreen and apply this whenever you get out of the water. However, if this seems like a tedious and repetitive job it is possible to get a single application sunblock that needs to be applied first thing and then allowed to set.
To get the best out of a single application sun cream, apply it before breakfast and then eat inside to allow it to sink in. Then you will be pretty much set for the whole day and can spend the majority your time enjoying the sun and the beach life without having to worry.
by Natalie Marie.
An Aussie girls guide to
I make all of the mistakes
so you don't have to.
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