Stay safe in the Florida sun during Spring Break

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College students on Spring Break &#169 Panama City Beach CVB

College students on Spring Break @ Panama City Beach CVB

Florida Travel Guide: Staying safe in the sun during Spring Break

So you’re traveling to Florida for Spring Break. You’re probably super excited to get the heck out of Dodge (or wherever you may be) and onto the white sandy beaches to commence sun worshipping. And who could blame you? Depending on where you live, you could be facing snow banks or blizzards right now. You deserve some sunshine!

Now before you go and get carried away with all that fun in the sun, why not take a few minutes and read our tips for getting ultimate enjoyment out of your beach vacation (basically, this is how not to get burnt to a crisp on your vacation)?

Respect the sun

No matter how cute you look in that itsy bitsy bikini, heat exhaustion’s not hot. Neither is skin cancer.

  • Always remember that even if it’s cloudy you can get a fierce sunburn. Try to limit your time out in the sun during the hottest hours of the sun’s rays.
  • Wear a hat. Preferably one with a big floppy rim.
  • Make sure your shades have UV protection.
  • After swimming and sweating and being buried in the sand and whatnot, be sure to reapply your sunscreen. Make it at least 15 SPF and pay close attention to your shoulders, face, ears, nose and neck.
  • Drink lots of water and try to limit the amount of booze you drink while laying on the beach.

Tell us…

Do you have any more tips for staying safe in the sun?