Your Fall Beach Guide

It’s fall, but that doesn’t mean your beachgoing days are behind you for the season. With just a few modifications and thinking ahead, you can enjoy the beach all fall long. Follow our handy tips!

Watch the Weather

Fall weather can be unpredictable. It’s a good idea to keep a close watch on the forecast prior to your planned beach day. Have an alternate activity and itinerary planned in case the weather turns bad. Being flexible with your plans can help with uncertain fall weather.

Don’t Forget Sunscreen

Just because the weather has cooled a few degrees doesn’t mean the sunshine is any less strong. Even on cloudy days, the sun can easily burn your skin within hours if you stay unprotected. Continue using sunscreen as you would during summer.

Blankets and Coverups

A bikini and a beach towel might not cut it this fall at the beach. If you’re spending a full day at the beach into the evening hours, consider bringing some extra clothes to cover up and maybe a blanket for when the temps start dropping.

Bonfires

Speaking of the evening hours, on some Florida beaches, you can enjoy a roaring bonfire to keep warm and roast marshmallows. Permits may be required, but a cozy fire on the beach to gather around with friends and family is totally worth the trouble.

Alternate Beach Activities

It may get too cold for your tastes to get in the water once fall hits. There are plenty of other beach activities you can plan for. Bring buckets and sculpting tools to have a sand sculpture contest. Throw a frisbee, pass around a volleyball, or fly a kite. Fall at the beach is also a great time to catch up on the summer reading list you’re behind on.

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Just because Labor Day has passed doesn’t mean you have to skip the beach until next summer. Plan ahead and make the best of a beach day in a new and different way. You can enjoy Florida’s sunny beaches all fall long.

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