What’s Your Best Beach
Find your best beach by answering the following questions…
- Who’s going?
- What amenities do you want?
- What can you afford?
- What’s your time frame?
- What activities do you want?
- Does water temperature matter?
- What about the sand’s characteristics?
- Do you need lifeguards?
- Do you want to take dogs?
Beaches all have a certain character and that character often determines who is happiest there. That’s why it’s good to identify who a certain beach is likely to appeal to. Are you hoping to “hook up” at the beach? Then you probably won’t want to go to a beach that attracts mostly families. Do you want a romantic beach? Then you don’t want to be with a bunch of loud partiers. Before you can determine the best beach to visit, establish who’s going to the beach and what they hope to do there.
What Amenities Do You Want
Do you absolutely, positively need a bathroom when you go to the beach? Then you don’t want a remote beach, no matter how beautiful it may be. Are you driving to the beach with young children and a years’ worth of toys? Convenient beach parking is probably important. Once you know your essential beach amenities, check bestinbeach.com‘s reviews to see which beaches have what you want.
What Can You Afford
As much as you may love the beach, spending more than you can afford is never a good idea. Most of the beaches reviewed on this website are free and so are many of the activities and amenities. You may want to read the article, Save Money on Travel, for more ideas on how to travel within your budget.
What’s Your Time Frame
There’ll be a big difference in your decision-making if you only have one day to spend at the beach versus a week. If you have a day, then you’ll want to stay relatively close to home. If you have a week, you have more options.
What Activities Do You Want
If you only go to beaches to relax, then every beach will have the activity you enjoy most. However, if you and/or your companions enjoy specific beachfront activities you’ll want to go to a beach that has those activities.
Does Water Temperature Matter
This question is more important than it might appear. There are many fantastic beaches where the water is cold. In fact, one of my all time favorite beaches, Main Beach in Ogunquit Maine, has extremely cold water. If you love water sports, but can’t stand cold water, then a coldwater beach isn’t going to be the best beach for you.
What About the Sand’s Characteristics
For some people sand isn’t appealing unless it’s white. Others don’t care what color the sand is as long as it is clean and soft. Which camp do you and your beach buddies fall into?
Do You Need Lifeguards
This should be a simple yes or no answer, although you may want to read Beach Safety before you make this decision.
Do You Want to Take Dogs
This should also be a simple yes or no answer. Where are the best dog-friendly beaches?
Remember, the best beach for you at one time may not be the best beach for you at another because some of your answers may change. No problem. There’s a best beach for everyone and everything under the sun.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin