Would you like to spend quality time at the beach? If so, proper preparation can mean the difference between having a blast on the beach and being miserable for issues like bug bites, sunburns, and more. For travelers planning to visit Put-in-Bay beaches and other beaches along the Lake Erie shores, the following tips will help you have a great time.

Choose the right beach.

Start by deciding the nature of experiences you want. Do you enjoy a lively crowd, or you prefer listening to the lapping ocean waves or reading a book in a relative quiet? Do you intend to travel with your children or you prefer adult company? Do you plan to bring your pet along, or you prefer places that don't allow pets? Do you want to spend much of your time on the sand or in the water?
These questions will help you figure out the kind of experiences you seek. Do your research to find a beach associated with the type of environment you prefer. Be sure to check the local regulations regarding your favorite activities and spend some time on a beach with an adequately trained lifeguard on duty.

Protect yourself

Nothing can ruin your beach vacation faster than itchy bug bites, a cut on foot, or sunburns. So, buy a bottle of sunscreen that can protect your skin from the sun's damaging UVA and UVB rays, stay in the shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., particularly on a sunny day, and wear UVA-resistant clothing whenever possible.

To protect yourself, do your research and buy the right back repellent. Protect your eyes with high-quality UVA sunglasses and get water-friendly shoes or sandals to protect your feet from possible cuts. If you must travel from your hotel to the beach or from one beach to another, choose convenient means of transport such as Put-in-Bay golf carts, taxis, bicycles, and more.

Be prepared for emergencies and mishaps.

Ben Franklin once said, 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' You have probably bought the best sunscreen, sunglasses, the right beach sandals, and other essential items to protect yourself during your vacation. But are you prepared to handle different forms of emergencies or mishaps during your trip?

Suppose you forgot to apply sunscreen and suffered mild or severe sunburns. How do you relieve sunburn pain? In case you suffered insect bites, do you know how to treat such skin issues? To address various emergencies, no matter how minor or big, it is essential to plan ahead of time. For example, you can bring over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medication.
Choose the right accommodation.

Where you choose to stay during your beach vacation can make or break your travel experience. To ensure you are happy during your vacation, choose one of the top Put-in-Bay hotels, resorts, vacation homes, or any other accommodation type that's convenient for you in terms of budget and distance from the beach.

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Hi, I am Alex John, a blogger at Asiaposts.com