April 12, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

5 Tips for Planning the Perfect Trip to the Beach

You’re planning to head out to the beach soon, and you want to make sure your beach day is just right. Whether you go often are not, the following are five tips to help you have the perfect beach day.

1. Sunscreen is a Big Deal

Sunscreen is essential, especially in a sunny area like Santa Monica beach. The truth is that even if the day is cloudy, you still need sunscreen, and you need to apply the recommended amount every so often, depending on how long you’re going to be out there. UV rays are a real thing, and they can cause some damage. Sure, some people love to get some UV rays because it means they’ll get a tan, but too much exposure can lead to skin burn. If you make a habit out of this, you could even risk skin cancer, and no one wants that.

2. Dress to Impress

Think about what you’re going to wear to the beach. There’s a lot to consider, like what kind of towel you’ll bring and if you want to get a designer swimsuit. You also want to pay attention to your footwear. Most people go the easy route and take flip flops, but these aren’t the best choice. It’s better to wear beach sandals instead of flip-flops because beach sandals are sturdier without being too heavy. Beach sandals can protect you from the hot sand, while flip flops usually pick up too much sand.

3. Good for Snacking

The next thing you have to pack is the food and drinks you’ll need. Most people love to pack things like sodas or alcoholic beverages, which is okay, but the truth is you’re going to need plenty of water. Even if you’re surrounded by water, the heat can dehydrate you, and the best way to hydrate is with clean water. You also want to bring some snacks. You need foods you don’t have to worry about heating up, like jerky sticks, dried or cured meats, or protein bars. If you pack right, you should be able to stay out there for a while without getting hungry.

4. Adhere to the Rules

Don’t let a little rule-breaking spoil your day. Santa Monica beach opens at six in the morning and closes at dusk. Make sure you plan your day around that. The showers and restrooms close at dusk, too, so if you leave the beach precisely at sunset, you might not be able to rinse off before you leave the area. There is a lifeguard present at the beach. These folks are there to keep everyone safe. Because of this, they will be monitoring everyone. If you or someone in your party is doing something dangerous, they will call you out. Instruct everyone in your party to respect their authority at all times.

5. Remember Swimming Etiquette

The last thing you want to remember is swimming etiquette. There are certain things you and your party have to do if you’re going to be swimming. For example, you want to make sure no one in your party swims alone. You also want to remind everyone not to turn their back on the sea. You always want to pay attention to what’s coming your way. It may not seem that important, but an unexpected wave can throw the most experienced swimmer off balance, which could be dangerous.

Hopefully, these tips make sense to you and help you plan a great day at the beach. Talk to everyone in your party so that you’re all on the same page.

in News
Related Posts

Registration Now Open for Summer at New Roads

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

New Roads School is accepting registration for its summer program, a vibrant selection of classes and camps curated to meet...

CodeREV Inspires Kids to Code

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Budding coders, robotics engineers, game developers, animators and STEM campers are invited to join CodeREV this summer for a memorable...

YMCA Santa Monica: When School Is Out, Camp Is In

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

As the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District nears its end,  YMCA Santa Monica is setting up for its popular Summer...

Top 4 Party Boat Rentals in San Diego

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Here’s a rundown of the top 4 party boat rentals that will elevate any event to an unforgettable experience: Alana...

Venice Shorts: Media Trucks Scour Canals After Saturday’s Violent Assaults

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Just How Safe Is Venice? By Nick Antonicello Car vandalism, tool theft, break-ins, property theft, pick-pocketing at the beach, rampant...

Accents Owner Steven Hanna Reflects on Decades Long Legacy

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

For 37 years, Accents Jewelry has transcended mere commerce, evolving into a vibrant community, a crucible of creativity, and a...

Santa Monica Breakfast Club Hosts 8th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Whimsical Event Raises Funds for Local Families’ Dental Care Needs The Santa Monica Breakfast Club is gearing up for its...

Council Advances Plans for 120+ Affordable Apartments

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

The Development Aims to Serve Individuals and Families Earning Between 30 to 80% of the Area Median Income The City...

(Video) The New Menu Experience at Cassia Restaurant in Santa Monica is Delicious

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

The Southeast Asian dishes satisfy. Friendly ambiance, flavorful food, subtle cocktails, beer and wine, and scrumptious desserts. @smmirrornews The New...

Lyft Driver Charged with Sexual Assault Following Investigation

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

The Incident Occured in September By Zach Armstrong A Lyft driver who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman last year has...

SB 1509 Advances: Malibu Officials Rally Behind Negligent Operator Treatment Bill

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

Senator Stern’s Legislation Gains Momentum in Effort to Curb Reckless Driving SB 1509, the Negligent Operator Treatment bill spearheaded by...

“New Girl” Actor Sells Palisades Abode for $3.1M

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

He and His Wife Undertook a Renovation of the Unique, Two-Story Abode, Transforming It Into a Picturesque Beachfront Dwelling Actor...

Nationwide Retail Theft Scheme Leads to Five-Year Prison Sentence for Santa Monica Man

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

The Man Led a Group That Hoodwinked Department Stores Across 23 States By Zach Armstrong A Santa Monica man was...

Two Women Assaulted and Injured Near Venice Canals, LAPD Initiates Investigation

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

The Venice Community Will See an Increase in Patrols Along With Black and White Police Vehicles By Zach Armstrong An...

Report: State Farm’s California Policy Shakeup to Hit Palisades the Hardest

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

Customers Affected Will Receive Notifications Starting July 3 for Property Holders and August 20 for Commercial Apartment Holders The San...