30A Beach Safety Tips

June 9, 2014

in 30A Luxury Homes, Along Scenic Hwy 30A

30A Beach Safety Tips

 

Summer is when 30A luxury homes become vacation and tourist hot spots as homeowners and tourists flock to the famous beaches of South Walton.

Make sure you stay safe while having fun on the beach, especially if you have children spending their summer vacation with you along 30A.

These beach safety tips will make sure your summer along 30A will be a fun and exciting one!

Here are some safety tips for beach lovers:

1. Never swim alone.

Always swim in a beach with lifeguards. Before going for a dip, talk to the lifeguard about the conditions of the beach, the waves, current, and wind.

2. Learn how to swim and know your limitations.

Even if you know how to swim in a pool, remember that swimming in a pool is very different from swimming at a beach. The winds, currents, and crashing waves are unpredictable and can change quickly. Swimming in currents and waves could cause fatigue and drown even a seasoned swimmer.

3. Use a flotation device to protect you from rip currents.

Smooth water located between breaking waves could be a sign of a rip current. Ask the lifeguard about using a US Coast Guard approved flotation device.

Keep safe while having fun ad enjoying the summer season in the pristine beaches along 30A.

4. Limit your time in the water.

Your body cools a lot faster in water. Get out of the water immediately if you begin to feel cold.

5. Familiarize yourself with the warnings represented by colored beach flags.

These are the most commonly used color coded beach flags and their meanings:

  • Double Red: Beach is closed to the public
  • Single Red: high hazard, e.g., strong surf or currents
  • Yellow: medium hazard
  • Green: Calm conditions although caution is still necessary
  • Purple: Flown with either Red or Yellow: Dangerous marine life, but not sharks

As cliché as it may sound, it’s always “better to be safe than sorry” and one last tip…don’t forget your sunblock!

Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your next summer holiday be in your very own 30A luxury home.

Debbie James
Broker Associate
Somers & Company
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
“When Quality Service & Experience Matter”

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