What to Know Before You Go

When you go to the beach, there are some things you should know about Beach Etiquette. Here are some tips to help make your visit more enjoyable for everyone:

1. Respect the Beach Environment – Be mindful of your surroundings and take only pictures and memories with you when you leave. Leave NO trash behind!

2. Follow Beach Rules – Many beaches have specific rules in place (e.g., regarding alcohol consumption, swimming areas, surfing areas, etc.), so be sure to familiarize yourself with them before heading to the beach.

3. Keep a Safe Distance from Wildlife – Do not get too close to animals such as sea turtles and dolphins, as they may be dangerous. It is also important to never feed the wildlife, as this can be harmful to them.

4. Respect Beachgoers – Make sure to share the beach and keep your distance from others when swimming, surfing, or sunbathing.

5. Be Sun-Safe – Always wear sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) and heed all safety warnings about swimming in the ocean.

When following these simple tips, you can help make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at the beach!