BEACH SAFETY TIPS FOR A HAPPY BEACH TIME
Is there anything better after a long day sightseeing in Barcelona than enjoying the last sun rays of the day and refreshing your body in the Mediterranean sea?
Barcelona has 4km of beach (about 2.5 miles) that are there for you to enjoy. However, neglecting beach safety common sense rules can lead to disaster. Keep reading to learn how to stay safe.
These are our golden rules for beach safety:
Check the flags
Do not leave your stuff unattended
If you will be carrying a bag avoid going alone to the beach or at least do not enter the water leaving your belongings unattended. Locals never do: we take turns to swim so there is always someone from our group staying with our things to watch them out.
Ask somebody to keep an eye on your stuff
Also, that’s something you can do if you are alone at the beach: if you are with other people, then take turns to get in the water rather than disturbing a neighbor.
Cover your belongings
Another good tip is covering your bags with a towel or shawl. Sometimes thieves will grab whatever they can get and run away: if you cover your bags they don’t see what’s underneath and it’s more difficult to get hold of them.
Don’t trust dressed people
It might sound funny, but specially at night, when it is so pleasant to have a night swim and enjoy the breeze and the moonlight, it is easy to identify pickpockets because they move in groups and don’t wear swimsuits but regular street clothes. If you feel watched, just move to a place where there is more people.
AND BONUS! One more important idea to stay safe at the beach:
Don’t freak out
What are your best beach safety tips?
Marta is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She is a passionate tour guide that loves Barcelona and loves writing too. She is the main author of our Blog, and is committed to sharing her knowledge about Barcelona and her best tips with our readers.
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