Pictures That Will Make You Miss the Beach

With summer coming to a close, many people are spending their days sitting at their desks and wistfully remembering their summer vacation. We thought we'd help you ease the pain of the transition from summer to fall with some of our favorite inspirational beach photos. 

1. Who's got the time machine?!

 

2. Relationship status: Married to the beach.

3. Let's all quit our jobs and move to the beach.

4. Best definition of the beach we've heard!

5. I think we've all been there before...

6. Sandy hair, don't care.

7. The ocean is a great thing to be addicted to!

8. The recipe for the perfect life! 

9. Cherish the beach memories! 

 

10. But remember, it's always summer in your heart.

What are some of your favorite beach quotes?

25 Things To Do At The Beach

Going to the beach is a (mostly) free activity that can provide hours of entertainment for children and adults of all ages. Our home, Surfside Beach, SC, is known as the family beach, but some experiences at the beach are universal, no matter your age or where you choose to vacation.

Here are 25 things you should do on your beach vacation:

  1. Dive into a crashing wave
  2. Build a sandcastle
  3. Destroy sandcastle like your Godzilla or a giant monster
  4. Thoroughly apply sunscreen to avoid sunburns
  5. Play volleyball
  6. Collect seashells
  7. Make sand angels
  8. Pack a picnic and eat it on the beach
  9. Go for a stroll at sunset
  10. Watch the sunrise
  11. Clean up litter to keep the beach beautiful
  12. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated
  13. Dig a giant hole and then fill it back up
  14. Play cornhole or other fun beach games
  15. Make a beach playlist and be the beach DJ
  16. Watch the birds (but don’t feed them!)
  17. Take a nap
  18. Take family pictures
  19. Rent a kiteboard, kayak, or surfboard
  20. Look for dolphins
  21. Go fishing and try to catch your dinner
  22. Read a book
  23. Write messages in the sand
  24. Explore the boardwalk or pier
  25. Relax and enjoy: you’re on vacation!

What are some of your favorite things to do while at the beach? Let us know in the comments!

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Symptoms & Prevention of Heat Exhaustion

Vacationing at the beach is a wonderful experience. But as with anything, too much of a good thing can be detrimental to your health, especially in the south where temperatures can get very hot in the summer. If you’re going to the beach with young children, pets, or elderly people, it’s important to be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration, so that you can avoid a trip to the hospital during your vacation.

Heat Exhaustion occurs after exposure to high temperatures and is often accompanied by dehydration. Without proper care, heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke, which can be fatal.

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

  • Profuse sweating and goose bumps
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pale skin
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration) 

 Prevention

Stay out of the sun by bringing an umbrella or tent to the beach to block the direct rays of sun and give your body a place of refuge. Taking a dip in the water can also help lower your body temperature. Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration and keep your body cool. 

Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine, as these can make the symptoms of heat exhaustion worse. If you feel like you’re already experience the symptoms of heat stroke, get into a cool building as soon as possible and drink plenty of fluids. If symptoms don’t subside, get to the hospital; it’s always better to be safe than sorry! 

5 Ways the Beach is Good for Your Health

In today’s busy world, people are running around 24/7 and it often seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. When you’re in the middle of being busy, it can sometimes be hard to justify taking a vacation. You’ve just got so much to do, you couldn’t possibly find the time… If that sounds familiar, snap out of it!

Here are 5 reasons that a beach trip is actually good for your physical and emotional health:

More Sunlight = Happier You

Sunlight has been shown to decrease depression and help make us happier overall. Have you ever noticed how you tend to be gloomier in the winter? That’s because you’re likely not getting enough sunlight! Sunlight exposure releases serotonin, which can have a positive effect on your sleep habits, appetite, and stress level. Sunshine is also a great source of vitamin D, which is important for your bone health, and your skin.

Like A Free Spa Visit

Sand works as a great natural exfoliator for your feet, helping to rid you of dead skin cells so they feel softer and refreshed. Removing dead skin cells from your body leads to healthier skin overall, decreasing blackheads and acne, and is a natural way to clean your body to feel happy, clean, and rejuvenated.

Look (and Feel) Younger

Ocean water is full of great anti-aging minerals and the salt in the water helps to preserve your skin’s elasticity without any fancy chemical peels or procedures. Be sure that you’re wearing sunscreen, though, because too much sunlight dry you out and counteract the benefits of the salt water.

Get Movin’

When you’re at the beach, you tend to be more active. From jumping and playing in the ocean to strolling along the shore looking for shells, you’ll naturally be more active than when you’re at home sitting at your desk.

Extend Your Life

When was your last vacation? If it’s been a while, you might think you’re actually getting ahead by not taking advantage of vacation time, but you’re actually putting your health at risk. Studies show that people who don’t take an annual vacation are 32% more likely to die of a heart attack.

So what are you waiting for? Request your time off now and reward yourself with a relaxing beach vacation