No matter the time of year, many people are plan trips to the beach to celebrate a special occasion. Of course, for many, these trips will involve some alcohol as well. However, beach drinking is a bit different from your normal drinking. There are some specific things to keep in mind before making your trip…
Beach Drinking: What To Remember
Watch glass & litter
There’s a lot of beers and other alcoholic drinks which come in glass bottles. While these might not be a problem elsewhere, they can be when beach drinking. Broken glass can be very dangerous on the beach, especially with the sand making it hard to see. That’s why it’s a good idea to opt for plastic cups or cans instead.
You’ll also want to be more mindful of litter in general. Not only is it unsightly, but it also can pose a risk to other people and wildlife. You can also be hit with some serious fines as well. Make sure to keep track of your trash to avoid these issues!
Being out in the sun for a long time can quickly dehydrate you. This can lead to you drinking more to quench your thirst. However, remember that alcohol also has a dehydrating effect. That’s why you’ll want to bring some water along when you’re beach drinking.
It also helps to drink plenty of water before you go to the beach. Once you’re there, a good rule to follow is to drink water in-between each drink you have. Not only will that help keep you hydrated, it will also help limit the amount your drink as well.
Be mindful of the water
Many people like to at least wade a bit into the water while at the beach. However, it’s important for you to be mindful of the water when beach drinking. The effects of drinking mean that your ability to swim won’t be as good as it usually is. This makes it much more riskier to go into the water.
If you do want to go near to water, try to remain in shallow water. It’s good to avoid wading out into waist or chest-deep waters. The tides and currents could prove to be too strong and cause you problems. You’ll be doing both yourself and the lifeguards a favor by remaining safe in shallow waters.