The Atlantic Coast is renowned for its breathtaking beaches that offer endless relaxation, recreation, and exploration opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned beachgoer or planning your first coastal getaway, this comprehensive beach safety guide by Boardwalk Plaza Hotel ensures a safe and enjoyable experience along the stunning Atlantic shoreline.
The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel is nestled on Rehoboth Beach, also known as “The Nations Summer Capital.” We are unlike other hotels you’ve stayed at before, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Victorian-era decor, plush accommodations, luxurious amenities, and fine dining. So grab your sunscreen, put on your shades, and embark on a beach journey on the magnificent Atlantic Coast!
Read These 3 Beach Safety Tips Before Heading Out
Protect Yourself From the Sun’s UV Rays
The sun is one of life’s simplest joys, but the rays can be harmful if you don’t take the proper precautions. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation website, the sun emits two harmful UV rays. UVA causes skin aging, and UVB causes sunburns. Luckily there are plenty of effective ways you can protect your skin while enjoying the sun!
Make sure you bring along enough sunscreen to reapply every two hours. The American Academy of Dermatology says that effective sunscreen is broad spectrum, water resistant, and at least SPF 30. Look for 100% UV protection sunglasses. You can also wear UPF clothing to save some time.
Learn the Basics of Swimming Safety Before Your Beach Trip
Who doesn’t love the feeling of weightlessness and the cool embrace from the water during a swim? It’s important, though, that everyone in your beach crew understands basic swimming safety and skills. The American Red Cross offers excellent swimming lessons for children and adults of all ages.
It’s also important to make sure nobody swims alone regardless of how skilled a swimmer they are. Rip currents and other adverse swimming conditions can cause tragedies for even the strongest swimmers. Before heading to the beach, checking the weather and water conditions is a crucial safety step.
Protect Yourself From the Heat
Nothing is more healing than the warm sun kissing your skin and the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the beach shore. However, there are several heat-related illnesses to watch out for. It’s important to stay hydrated and know the signs of heat illness.
The most serious heat illness to watch out for is heat stroke which requires emergency treatment. Symptoms can include confusion, loss of consciousness, profuse sweating, seizures, and very high body temperature. It’s crucial to call 911 and do what you can to cool the person down in the meantime, such as using cold water from an ice bath or cloth.