Since the weather is warm and the sweat is not willing to stop anytime soon, it is best to take a long, well-deserved vacation in order to stay next to the sea for the longest time possible.
There is nothing better than swimming with the waves and then having seafood immediately afterward. It is the best vacation, and the heat will not know how to get you this summer.
Sadly, not all of us have their own private island, so we have to deal with one of the worst things about beaches: Other people.
Most of the time, they are annoying, inconsiderate, and shockingly disrespectful. But we have no better option except handling it and trying to be better adults in this whole situation.
So if you are willing to visit a beach anytime soon, here are some etiquette lessons and practical guidance that can make your beach experience way more fun – for you, and the people tanning next to you.
Play music out loud
Why do people go to the beach? They want to get away from their hectic lives, relax on the sound of waves, let all the stress fade away, and many other resting-related reasons.
So obviously, all of these reasons don’t include listening to your favorite songs. It doesn’t matter if you have a great taste in music and you are doing everyone a favor. It is rude and playing music out loud is not acceptable, this is why people invented headphones.
Play tackle football
If you are planning to set up a designated volleyball net far away from people in an empty area, then it is completely fine. But to decide with your friends to just start playing above people’s heads, then there is a 98% chance you are going to hit someone in the face.
Also, add Frisbee to that because the players often try to run backward in order to catch their target, so they will be kicking the sand up at people who are trying to take a nap hundreds of times. It is not going to be fun for anyone, really!
Leave your phone out
People are obsessed with their phones nowadays, even during vacations, which is insane! For the sake of your safety, it is best to ignore your phone while at the beach because if it overheats, it will freeze up and maybe even cause an explosion.
So in case you still want to listen to some tunes from your phone, make sure to wrap it up tightly in a towel. But the best option is to just forget about it and leave it in your bag for a few hours. Both you and your phone will feel great at the end of the day. It is a vacation after all!
Feed the seagulls
Those white, shiny seagulls may look extremely cute, but most of them are obese, which is not a healthy state for any animal or human. Obviously, seagulls are not going to go on a diet and stop eating French fries, so when you have yours on the table, they will all be around you with their cute eyes ready to attack.
Also, don’t put cucumbers on your eyes because they may easily peck out your eye in order to grab a tasty snack.
Shake towels near others
This one may be hard to achieve because of the wind that keeps taking the sand in the opposite direction that you are aiming for, but you can walk a little far from the people in order to not get them showered with sand.
Drag your towel a little far and then shake it comfortably. At least you will be confident that no one’s eyes are getting hurt or slapped by a sudden wave of hurting sand.
This is a very obvious one and we don’t need to explain the importance of water in a hot summer day where your body is exposed to the sun and doing activities that take out all of your energy out.
Water is very necessary to stay hydrated so keep a thermos filled with water in your bag. It can be seriously dangerous and sometimes even fatal if you didn’t get enough H2O while at the beach.
Keep your dog in the sun
Dogs love the beach more than we think. It is outdoors with a lot of people and other dogs. There is moving water and a lot of sand. What’s not there to love? Well, the only issue is the heat.
So even if he is having a blast, he might still be very dehydrated, especially with all the running and jumping. Just make sure he has access to shade, and always keep the water available for him.
Go too deep
This is exactly what your mother has been telling you throughout your childhood, but we are sorry to tell you that she is completely right. Even if you are an experienced swimmer, the dangers of going too deep could never fade away because you never know what could happen out there.
Plus, it will be almost impossible to spot you or even realize that you are in danger. So in order to stay safe and have a fun day, stay away from the depth of the ocean.
Everyone wants a smooth skin while at the beach, especially girls. But shaving before heading towards salty waters is not a good idea at all because your skin will get irritated and you will be suffering from razor burns.
All the small cuts that you don’t see will be triggered and will cause irritating pain and ugly red bumps. So it is best to shave 24 hours beforehand, and don’t forget to moisturize deeply afterward.
Again, we don’t have to explain the dangers of skin cancer, but people still go all the way for the sake of getting a beautiful tan. Sunscreens are very important, and your olive skin will only last for a couple of days, maybe a few weeks, but skin cancer will stick around for the longest time.
Plus, the sun contributes to early signs of aging, like wrinkles and dark spots. When it is vacation time, we mostly don’t care about our health or other people as much as we do about enjoying our time.
Yes, there are only a couple of days of “summer vacation” and you will be back to the routine, but your body will be back with you carrying all of your good and bad decisions. Be smart, enjoy your life to the fullest, and don’t annoy people!