The sun is hot down in Fort Myers! All My Sons Moving & Storage has compiled a short list of 6 beach safety tips to consider after you relocate to Fort Myers.
1. Pay attention to the lifeguard flags. One of the most important beach safety tips is to pay close attention to the beach warning flags. Lifeguards post different colored and patterned flags each day to help beach goers understand the current water conditions. Red, green, yellow, blue, and purple flags are posted daily, with a guide that will explain how hazardous the water is. For example, a red flag can mean high surf, dangerous currents, or both. Make sure to pay close attention!
2. Do not go swimming alone. Ocean currents can be unpredictable at times. Another critical beach safety tip is to always have a buddy in the ocean with you, just in case the currents become too strong.
3. Do not go swimming at night. If you are moving to Fort Myers, you might not know that most marine life feeds at night time – and yes, this includes sharks! As a general rule of thumb, it is better to keep out of the water around dusk. It is advised that stay out of the water until the sun comes back out.
4. Protect your skin with SPF. Florida sun is hot and intense. Ultraviolet, or UV rays, can damage your skin forever. Make sure you wear an appropriate strength of SPF sunscreen to keep your skin safe from the sun.
5. Wear protective footwear. Fort Myers beaches are famous for their marine life, but some of these critters can pinch or sting you. Keep your feet protected from jellyfish and stingrays by wearing water shoes when shuffling through the sand.
6. Stay hydrated. It is easy to get caught up in the fun of the Fort Myers beaches and forget to stay hydrated! Make sure you drink plenty of water while you are out swimming and bathing in the sun.
Before moving to Fort Myers, ask the professionals at All My Sons for any additional beach safety tips.