Why I Hate the Beach

A lot of people out there love the beach…really love it. I mean some people plan their entire day around going to the beach and for whatever reason they feel it’s a great way to spend the day. As I see most things…to each’s own right?

So my friend asked me today “why do you hate the beach?” which is a legitimate question since it’s something most people enjoy. So I decided I’d make a post out of it.

1. I’m Irish – I have pale skin and freckles (which I am very proud of) which means I burn to a crisp after 15 minutes in the sun. To stay out in the sun for any real period of time it requires the highest level of sun block but it gets annoying putting it on every 1/2 hour. Last time I went to the beach (over 2 years ago for a bachelorette party) I used an umbrella which made it much more enjoyable.

2. Bathing suits – I don’t really want to see chunky women in bathing suits so why should I subject anyone? I end up just feeling self-conscious and unhappy.

3. Sand – Sand is so frustrating. It gets everywhere and seems to take days to get rid of from some places. When a wind blows sand flies into your face.

4. The Heat – When I have the sun beating down on me it makes me sick. I end up getting extremely tired and often a headache. Oh and that bottle of ice water you brought turns into warm water within hours and that’s about when I dehydrate.

I do however love the beach at night…

  1. StationeryQueen

    October 2, 2005 at 2:05 pm

    I have the pale skin, too, but I just sit under the umbrella and all is well. Also, I’ve discovered that there are waaaaaaaay chubbier women… in bikinis…. so I don’t mind being chubby in my suit. I do agree, though, that sand is the worst! It feels like it will NEVER come off and I hate what the sea air and sand does to my hair. But it’s so relaxing!!! I love the beach for that! 🙂

  2. Mergrl

    October 2, 2005 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t love the beach so much as I love the water, I could sit and watch the waves for hours, but as another fairskinned person, I have my 50 kazillion sunblock, my hat and my umbrella :0)

  3. Gemini

    October 3, 2005 at 10:12 am

    I like the beach because it is relaxing… I love being in the sun… It gets my serotonin levels souring and I love that… I hear you about the bathing suit thing though but I think that my love for the relaxing feeling and the warm summer sun on my face out weighs my fear of how I look… 😉


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