Make sure that you stick to the designated swimming areas
Not all parts of beaches are safe for swimming. It would help if you chose a beach where majority of the area is safe for swimming. If you take the family to a beach where there are designated swimming areas, make sure that you emphasize the importance of staying at these areas. Taking it a step further, it would be best to keep a close eye on the children. Though they may be obedient and intend to follow your instructions, sometimes curiosity or playfulness might just get the best of them.
Children just love playing on the sand – and why not? Even us adults find pleasure in just sitting there and digging into the warm grainy sand. The problem is that when left unsupervised, children might dig holes that are too deep and go down. We all know that sand is not stable and if it caves in when a kid is in the hole, it could be disastrous, to say the least.
Lifeguards are designated in areas for a reason. Some take them for granted – I suggest you don’t. For safety’s sake, try to make sure that you take the family for a swim near where the lifeguard is assigned.