Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Safety tips while you’re at the beach this summer

This guest post supplied by my friend Amy…

If you are spending some time at he beach this summer, please remember a few safety tips. Before you even leave home for the beach you need to remember to set your Adt Security system and grab lots of sunscreen. While you can probably buy sunscreen along the way, it is hard to set your alarm along the way.

When you are at the beach it is wise to stay out of the sun when it is at its highest. Your potential to burn between 10:00AM and 2:00PM are much greater than earlier or later in the day. The atmosphere does a much better job blocking damaging UV rays when the sun is lower in the sky, due to the increased amount of atmosphere the rays need to pass through.

While you can and should enjoy your time in the water, you need to be aware of the tides and rip currents. Even though the water seems quiet, it may not be as innocuous as it seems. Outgoing tides and offshore currents can quickly drag you out to sea and endanger your life. Obey any warning signs concerning the tides or currents.

Your time at the beach should be fun. A little common sense will keep you safe at the beach this summer.

**I did receive a small compensation for this post.  All opinions are 100% mine unless otherwise stated.**

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!