About National Beach Day
National Beach Day is commemorated nationally on August 30th every year since the holiday reportedly started in 2014.
The holiday is meant to raise awareness about the beauty of beaches as well as the importance of keeping them clean and safe.
The date is placed at the end of the summer season to remind us to make the most of the coast before the weather turns to Fall.
Beach safety is important for everyone. Here are some tips on how to stay safe on the beach:
- Swim in designated areas only. There may be strong currents or other dangers in other parts of the water.
- Don’t swim alone. Make sure someone else knows where you are and can help if you need it.
- Wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially in hot weather.
- Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for hazards like jellyfish, sharp shells, or rocks.
- If you get caught in a rip current, don’t fight it – swim parallel to the shore until you can safely exit the water.