Do you live near a beach where you can swim?

@maximax8 (27048)
August 24, 2008 11:21am CST
I live on the edge of a coastal town but I can't go swimming because I might sink into the mud flats. The sea water temperature is really cold even in summer. When I am traveling in the tropics I love to swim in the warm ocean. Do you live near a beach where you can swim in the sea? Have you ever swam in a sea in a foreign land?
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@xboxboy (5588)
24 Aug 08
i live on a island and regularly go swimming of the beaches. (i have some pictures of the beaches on my profile) i also hired out wind surfers in spain in the 80's so i was in the water most of the time! also swam in denmark,greece and portugal. nothing exciting to report though!
@xboxboy (5588)
24 Aug 08
not yet but it's on the cards!
@maximax8 (27048)
24 Aug 08
Hi X box boy. Wow! I so enjoyed looking at the photos on your profile. The best photos is a boat at sunset, that looks very professional indeed. The beaches look amazing. You did well at the windsurfing then. I haven't mastered that yet with a hour lesson I spent most of it falling into the water in Tunisia. Hi Faith. I have been to the Californian coast and to Hawaii. I did some whale watching.
@xboxboy (5588)
24 Aug 08
thank you very much for such a kind compliment!
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
hmmmmm i dont live near a beach or so but i still have a chance to go swim at beaches. and it is really fun. you can swim all year round because we are in a tropical place.
@maximax8 (27048)
24 Aug 08
Wow! I would love to live in a tropical country and be able to swim in the sea all year round. In Australia off the coast of Queensland they have stinging box jellyfish season so that was a bit worrying but luckily I didn't get stung.
@moneyandgc (3438)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I have never swam in the sea in a foreign land. Right now I am a few minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico but I wouldn't want to swim in it. It is dirty because the Sound doesn't mix well. In New Jersey I live about an hour away from a beach. We went camping there not too long ago. I didn't swim though. There was a shark spotted in the water not too far out. No thanks.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 08
I have the Kent coast about an hour and a half away by train, but I never swim in the sea because I fear pollution, as well as jellyfish which have been known to inhabit the Kent coast waters. The sea is far too cold for me anyhow, as much as I love the ocean I prefer to admire it from the distance not actually in it! I have swam in foreign oceans, like the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas but I don't swim too far out because I worry about the currents and whether there are any creatures swimming in the sea!
@youless (86582)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 08
Here there is no sea but a river. But we don't swim in the river because it's not clean. Usually we go to the swimming pools to swim. Actually tonight we were back from swimming. It will be wonderful to live nearby a beach. When we had a travel in Hainan Island. We lived quite close to the beach. We walked to the beach for no more than 3 minutes and since that I became to love Hainan:) I love China
@razor123 (979)
• India
30 Aug 08
I stay far off from the beach. Swimming is cold water is really horrible. I tend to shiver and my teeth start chattering like anything. Yes i have swam in the sea in a foreign land and it was fun.
@tonytt2009 (1706)
• China
28 Aug 08
For me,it's a pity that I live far from the beach,say I will drive more that 3 hours to get there,in another city near mine.I do prefer to swim in the sea other than lake or swimming poor as I like the feeling of being sinked by the salty sea water.
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
27 Aug 08
Hey hey I would be so sad if i lived near a beach and could not use it . That must be hard . I am a true water baby ! so, i would adore to live by the beach ! if i could i would love to move there one day . the cloest beach to me is 6 hrs , and the nearst lake is only 3 hrs , and maybe a little less . I hope to go there this weekend , but we will see with the weather.
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
The town I live is not a coastal town but the town after our town starts a chain of coastal towns. I live in the Philippines and if you wanna find a sea, it is so easy! Beaches are so accessible here and whenever I feel like swimming, I would surely. I haven't tried swimming in foreign waters. I'd love to when I was in Hong Kong but didn't get the opportunity to. Too bad. Well in the future, I would love to swim in many great seas around the world.
@gtdonna (1740)
25 Aug 08
Yes I live on an island, so the sea is all around and while I don't go swimming in winter, in summer the water is wonderful. I have also been to a foreign country and enjoy swimming in the water there...it's lovely.
@ellie333 (21029)
25 Aug 08
Hi maxine, I live not too far from you in Exmouth and the danger areas aren't as bad so people can and do swim in the sea but it is very cold, I only paddle myself but have set myself a goal to go swimming in the sea by next summer but I will choose abroad in warmer clear water I think. Ellie :D
25 Aug 08
No I don't live near the sea! The two closest are Blackpool which there is no way I would swim in that sea and Wales which even though the beach is clean it is still way too cold for me to swim in!!
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
25 Aug 08
I did for the first half of my life. Right across the street in some cases and nice warm water that called me each day:) Now, I'm not even close to the ocean which is a pity because I missed it so much. I live close to a lake but other than the fact that one never knows if it's polluted or not, or the fact that it's so cold even fishes need a wet suit, it's not exactly the same thing as swimming in the ocean. I am hoping I would live by the ocean again some day, and in some sort of geographical point where the water will be nice and warm :)
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
25 Aug 08
I'm only about ten minutes from the beach, but it's not clean enough for me. Many locals swim there, but I believe it's unhealthy. The upside here is the wide variety and quality of seafood available at very cheap prices. It's a pitty I'm not a lover of seafood. You can't win them all, I guess. I do have a beautiful view from my classroon, though!
@falassion (420)
• Brazil
25 Aug 08
Well, I don't live near a beach, but I'd like to. I do LOVE water and, when I go to the beach, I pass most of the time in the water.. I think that water is my preferred place to relax. Maybe, if I lived near a beach, I'd know how to swim nowadays.. =/
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Hi maximax8! No, I don't live near the sea but I would love to. Although, we have a lot of beautiful beaches, I have always lived in the city. However, we do have relatives who love near the sea and when my husband and I take our vacation there, we always have a good time walking on the shore each morning and go for a swim. Never had swam in any foreign waters before in my travels. Take care always..God Bless!
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
i am 30 minutes before the sea... we have to travel by boat to be near them and so i swam.. but sadly, i had never swimm in the foreign land.. hehe..hopefully
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
24 Aug 08
no never experienced foreign see but pool yeah. yes we are living near the sea just 10 steps and then you can touch the warm see water.in Philippines THE WHOLE YEAR round you can go swimming even if it is raining.
@kellys3ps (3731)
• United States
24 Aug 08
We live about 15 miles from the closest beach - which is a lake. I prefer to go to a lake that is about an hour and a half away though.
@cottonm (753)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 08
i wish i live near a beach where i can swim everyday, but NO!!! but i will work hard for earning a house near a beach ^_^ yes, i swam in the sea in fiji, and krabi...very very nice ^_^