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Vacation Rental Experts Explain How to Make the Most of Your Beach Day April 26, 2018

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Vacation Rental Experts Explain How to Make the Most of Your Beach Day, Orange Beach, Alabama

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your trip to the beach. However, before you head out to the water, the vacation rental experts at Sugar Sands Realty & Management in Orange Beach, AL, recommend refreshing your knowledge on a few simple do’s and don’ts to ensure you have a fun and safe experience.  Below, they share some tips that will allow you to enjoy your beach day to the fullest. 

Do:

Book Your Vacation Rental Near the Beach

One of the best ways to make sure your time at the beach is as relaxing as possible is to book a vacation rental that’s close to the shoreline. This will make it easier to get to and from the sand with all your belongings and possibly eliminate the stress of having to find parking. 

Practice Swimming Safety 

Regardless of how seasoned a swimmer you may be, being in the ocean is different from being in a pool or lake. As such, practice swimming safety at all times. Wear a life jacket as needed, stay near a lifeguard station, and be aware that the ocean floor can drop off suddenly. 

Protect Your Skin

vacation rentalNothing ruins a beach vacation faster than a bad sunburn. Use plenty of sunscreen to reduce the risk of having to deal with red, painful skin. Additionally, alternate your time in the sun with breaks spent in the shade. Wear a sun hat to protect your face, and put up an umbrella to block harmful UV rays.  

Don’t: 

Get Too Close to the Wildlife

Though most marine life isn’t anything to be too concerned about if you stick close to the shore, it’s still important to remain cautious of anything you come across. Admire wildlife from a safe distance, and refrain from feeding them to keep them from bothering you. 

Ignore Warning Signs & Strong Currents

Heed all warning signs you see at the beach. These are meant to inform beachgoers of all the hazards they should watch for in and around the water. In particular, don’t ignore warnings of strong rip currents, as these tend to form in shallow parts of the water and can pull even the strongest swimmers out to sea. 

Forget to Stay Hydrated

Being in the heat for long periods can lead to dehydration and reduced energy. Bring a sufficient amount of water with you to the beach, and continue to drink it even if you don’t necessarily feel thirsty. It also helps to go for regular dips in the ocean to stay cool. 

Following these do’s and don’ts will set you up for a memorable day at the beach. If you have any questions about the local area or choosing the right accommodations, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Sugar Sands Realty & Management. They will provide you with all the information you need to plan the ideal getaway. Contact them at (251) 974-1672 for hassle-free booking on your next vacation rental, and visit their website to browse their extensive property listings.

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