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Beach going tips
|Listed below are tips from fellow holiday makers.
take precious items to the beach
like jewellery or anything
Take a cap or hat with you.
Make sure you have enough sun protection
as the Amanzimtoti sun is merciless. Apply
a sun block or an appropriate protection factor
lotion before going to the beach.
Remember to re-apply after a extended swim in the sea.
No alcohol is allowed on the beach.
Being under the influence makes you dehydrate faster than normal and puts
you at risk.
Stay alert and keep a lookout for pickpockets and petty thieves.
First thing to do when arriving at the beach is to read
the notices on the lifeguard tower's notice
It usually tells you the
water temperature, when it
will be high and low tide and what the surf condition
Try not to go into the water before or after the lifeguards are on duty, you
will do so at your own risk
and you run the risk of not being noticed if in trouble.
Obey the lifeguards
at all times and only swim in the demarcated areas.
Always be considerate of other people,
especially if the beach are crowded.
Use the bins on the beach.
Don't let your children out of your sight.
Ensure you drink enough water as people tend to dehydrate easily in the sun.
Don’t leave your towel and belongings alone on the beach while you go for a swim, look around for someone
trustworthy and ask him/her to keep an
eye on your belongings.
Stay in shallow water if there is
a back or side wash.
When in trouble in the sea raise your hand and try and
attract someone's attention at the early stages, don't wait until it's too
Be on the lookout for blue bottles and jelly fish
that normally arrive when there is an
on-shore wind. They can give you a really painful
If you are stung, go to the lifeguard
for help. There are various means to try and
relief the pain of the sting.
Don't spoil the rest of your holiday by overdoing the