What You Need to Know About Allergies at the Beach.

For many, a trip to the beach is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. But those who suffer from allergies are often met with an uninvited guest. Thankfully, there are ways to still enjoy a trip to the beach even if you have allergies. So before you throw in the towel, here are a few things you should know:

Get A Late Start Since pollen is released earlier in the day, it may be best to set out for the beach in the afternoon. So what to do with all the extra time? Charge your phone, pack a nice lunch, catch some z's, or whatever else floats your boat.

Bring It In Pollen levels are significantly lower the closer you are to the ocean. The ocean breeze keeps pollen further inland, reducing your chances of being exposed to allergens.1

Survey The Land At the beach it's all about location, so think like a real-estate tycoon. Find a spot that allows you to capitalize on the sun and gives room room for sandcastles, just in case.

Hang Loose The beach is a nice escape from the everyday. Mellow out, have a nice cold beverage, and take in the waves. After all, you're there to enjoy yourself and allergies shouldn't stand in the way of that.

Environmental Tip Waste and debris left on the beach often finds its way into the ocean, and as a result has harmful effects on marine wildlife. That's why it's important to keep the space around you clean to protect the environment, and as a courtesy to others. If you'd like to join a volunteer effort in your area, take a look at the fun the Eh Bee Family had with Marine Animal Rescue.