Everyone loves going to the beach, but not everyone spends their time at the beach the same. When kicking back by the water, 60% of Americans prefer doing noting but simply relaxing in the sand compared to being active and exercising (13%). Sadly, far too many Americans — especially teenage beach-goers — are spending way too much time on their cell phones.
Thankfully, this year’s beach season can still be filled with cell phone use, but with a beach-related twist. Let’s check out some of the coolest new apps that beach-goers will be able to use to improve their vacation experience this year.
- Surfline — This app works great on both Android and iOS. If you’re planning on surfing, wake boarding, or spending just about any amount of time in the water, this app is great for planning out your day at the beach. Surfline can deliver you current forecast conditions and give you a heads up about incoming tides, wave eights, and everything else you might need.
- Beach Safety — This app is free for iOS users and has all kind of important and easy-to-understand information that will help you and your family stay safe throughout your stay at the beach. The Beach Safety app provides a variety of safety pointers, including how to effectively identify and get away from dangers riptides and how to deal with a jellyfish sting.
- Trover — This app is not just for beach-goers, it’s for beach lovers. Simply log onto Trover and see travel photos of people that are in your vicinity. This will help you figure out where the coolest and most photogenic spots are at the beach. It’s also great for sharing your own awesome vacation photos so you can help other beach-goers find things they wouldn’t have otherwise known about.
- iTanSmart — No more wasting bottles and bottles of sunscreen. iTanSmart will help you calculate exactly how much sun your skin can handle. This app uses face factors in order to measure how much sun exposure you’re family is getting, including the overall environment, time of day, skin type, current UV index, and the type of sun protection being used.
With these apps, you’ll be out (safely) enjoying the summer sun in no time! But don’t spend too much time on your phone, or else the summer might pass you by.