Be Safe this Spring Break

Spring Break

Ahh, spring break is finally approaching and you get to take a much needed vacation from classes and boring Statesboro.  All the sweat and tears from spring break boot-camp class has paid off as you get to strut your stuff on the white sandy beaches.  If you have booked your trip, all that’s left to do is pack your fabulous clothes and think about how to make the most of your time away. But whether you are jetting off to Panama City, Mexico, or an alternative spring break trip, it’s important to keep beach regulations in mind.  Here are a few regulations for popular destinations:

Panama City

  • No alcoholic beverages on the beach and parking lots
  • $500 hefty fine if caught
  • Local bars stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m.
  • 21+ is the drinking age

Miami

  • No alcoholic beverages on the beach
  • No glass containers or open containers
  • Beach is closed from 12 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Myrtle Beach

  • No alcoholic beverages on the beach
  • $200 fine if caught
  • 21+ is the drinking age

Daytona Beach

  • No alcoholic beverages on the beach
  • 21+ is the drinking age

Key West

  • No open containers
  • 21+ is the drinking age

Savannah

  • 16 oz limit for an open container
  • 21+ is the drinking age

While there is nothing wrong with indulging alcohol while on vacation, be smart and responsible. Know your limit, and NEVER drink and drive. Make sure a designated driver is always present, get a taxi, or call UBER. Steering away from alcohol, protecting the skin is also important! Tan safely and use suntan lotion with at least SPF30. It may not seem important, but the sun can be extremely harmful to the skin.

Also, don’t forget to stay hydrated! With the warm weather, it is easy to get dehydrated quickly, and can be a serious concern when spending time in the sun and consuming alcohol. A water bottle is great to have at all times. If iced cold, plain water isn’t enticing enough, try infusing it with frozen berries for a sweet delicious taste!

Enjoy your Spring Break!

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Be Well. Do Well.

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