Summertime Safety in Miami

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Summertime in Miami is one of my favorite times. The summer is when the heat is the highest and so is the action! Miami and the surrounding areas are just as hopping as they seem to be on those travel shows you always see. I should know, because they’re my stomping grounds, and they have been all of my life! With all the nightlife, unique people and places, and, of course, the beach, summertime is prime real estate for amazing fun.

Miami Florida

Summertime Safety in the Magic City

During all that fun, it’s important to know how to be safe, as well. Miami is a hopping place during the summer months, but it’s also hot as a firecracker, as they say in the south. Almost everyone knows about staying safe in the city – don’t leave with strangers, don’t give out personal info, etc. But you’d be surprised how many people aren’t so up to par on heat and beach safety. The following tips will help you enjoy summertime in Miami while staying safe.

Watch Out for the Heat!

Miami is a hot city. I mean that both figuratively and literally. Miami gets HOT. This is not the place to walk around all day in the sun without any way to cool off. When you’re out and about in Miami, be sure you have a water bottle on hand at all times. One of the most important things to remember during the summer, in Miami and anywhere else, is to stay hydrated! Ladies, wear some kind of cute but functional hat to keep the sun off of your head and shoulders. Men, do the same, even if it’s just a ball cap – anything to block some of the sun.

When you’re at the beach, make sure you bring tons of sunscreen. The Florida sun will absolutely fry you if you don’t put on sunscreen.

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To further protect yourself from the sun and the intense heat of the beach, bring a beach umbrella as well. They’re perfect for making a shady oasis while you enjoy the beach. Don’t bother bringing a small tent like some people use, though. The Miami beaches are a bit too crowded for that!

Beach umbrella

Be Safe at the Beach

Other than looking out for the heat, you’ll also need to remember some basic safety rules for Miami summertime. Look, I love my city, but like all cities, we do have some crime. When you throw a beach full of locals and tourists into that mix, it pays to be cautious. Always keep your wallets, phones and other easily snatched valuables in your bag and nearby at all times.

In addition to that, remember to follow the safety rules of the beach. Watch for caution flags and heed the warnings of lifeguards. The beach is a wonderful place to hang during summertime, but if you don’t respect the ocean, you could be in for some trouble. Always be cautious so that you can be safe.


Summertime is the Best Time for Miami Fun

Summertime in Miami is my favorite time of year. I love to get out and roam up and down the streets of the historic and art districts. People watching is always a good time, as well. Then there’s the beach: the beach is one of my favorite summertime hangouts in Miami. Talk about people watching! Then there’s the warmth of the sun and taking a dip in the ocean to cool off.


However you enjoy summertime in Miami, always be aware of your safety and your health. Protect yourself from the heat and the sun, and be cognizant of your surroundings to stay safe. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And summertime is about fun not disasters. If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else during your summer in Miami, you have rights. to learn more.

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