Do you like the beach?

United States
March 22, 2009 9:14pm CST
My sister and i go to the beach once a week now that it is getting warmer.I dont really like to go to the beach.I usually only go to keep her company and spend time with her.I dont see the point in getting sun burnt.I put lotion on and i still get burnt.After i go to the beach im tired and dont feel well the rest of the day.Im sluggish and tired.Do you enjoy the sun and the beach?Do you get sick from it?anyone have suggestions for me to feel better and what to put on my sunburn?
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@Elegant7 (142)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I live about nine minutes away from the beach and I mostly enjoy going to dine along the strand for the sake of watching the sunset. To be honest, I don't get sick of the beach and I found that I miss it when I'm in the middle of the United States instead of home in California. Asides from a high SPF sunblock or using an umbrella, I'm not sure what you can do to avoid getting burnt. For sunburns, I'd recommend aloe vera because it's soothing, but that's just me.
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• United States
23 Mar 09
thanks for sharing elegant.thanks for the advice.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
I don't get to go to the beaches very often although I live quite clsoe to a beach. In fact, I can see the beach from the window of my apartment, very nice sea view. When the weather os favorable, I go there for relaxation once in a month or so. Let's say just 5 or 6 times a year ! Like you, I don't want to get sun burns too ! Ha ha !
• United States
20 Jul 09
I rarely go to the beach, plus the one we have is a lake and its a very small area to swim at. Can't use goggles that have a nose piece and I don't know why, but its their rules so we have to follow them. The tiny fish that come near me kind of freak me out and last year they had to do something to get rid of leeches that appeared... so I get a bit paranoid that they might have missed some. Being in the sun and in water can tire one out, it happens to quite a few people and they'll feel sluggish because they're waterlogged. Plus you burn a lot of calories by generally swimming more so than walking or riding a bike for an hour... I don't enjoy the sun since I burn easy, whether or not I have sunscreen although perhaps not as badly if I use sunscreen. Although not feeling well for the rest of the day? I haven't had that, although I've felt like taking a nap afterward.
@Porcospino (19550)
• Denmark
8 May 09
I like to go to the beach every once in a while. In my country (Denmark) there are many beaches, but the weather and the water are often quite cold. In the summer I sometimes try to go swimming at the beach, but I usually don't stay in the water for more than a few minutes, because it is simply too cold. At the Danish beaches sunburn has never been a big problem for me, but when I was in Italy I got burned. I had put on lotion and everything, but I still got burned. Next time I am going to be more careful and spend less time at the beach, because I don't want to get burned like that again.