Great tips for Spring Breakers while staying at Shores of Panama Vacation Rentals
Hydration, Sunscreen and Common Sense
You would think staying hydrating and protecting your skin would be common sense. However, during spring break activities many are having so much fun with friends and family they don’t remember to do either. So take some advice from us pros, drink lots of water (not just liquidy drinks) and make sure to put on ample sunscreen. Nothing is worse than spending part of your spring break in the ER for dehydration or sunburn.
Beach Flags – IMPORTANT
A uniform flag warning system is in place for all of Florida. Below is a list of flags and their meaning. Learn them and you may keep yourself from an at risk situation. RIP CURRENTS can be unpredictable, dangerous and deadly! Please use good judgment while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Double Red – Danger! Water Closed to Public
- Single Red – High Hazard, High Surf and/or Strong Currents
- Yellow – Medium Hazard, Moderate Surf and/or Currents
- Green – Low Hazard, Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution
- Purple – Dangerous Marine Life (Usually Jellyfish)
- Please note: An absence of Beach Flags Does Not Assure Safe Waters.
Events, Events, Events
Take some time prior to your visit to do a little research. During spring break there are so many events going on, you want to make sure you don’t miss the coolest ones. From night clubs, to daily events and contests. There is bound to be something fun for everyone!
Great Resource for Events: http://www.pcbgov.com/city-council/calendar-of-events
Panama City Beach Official Calendar
Spring Break Laws PCB – Zero Tolerance for Criminal Behavior
- Drinking alcoholic beverages on the sandy beaches, right of ways and parking lots is prohibited.
- Alcohol sales at bars and restaurants will end at 2 a.m., instead of 4 a.m.
- Anyone under 21 can’t be inside any establishments serving alcohol after midnight, except active duty military personnel with identification in the unincorporated areas of Bay County.
- Law enforcement officers can put a stop to any house parties which are defined as a party at a residence where minors can find access to alcohol or a party causing noise, litter, traffic or any other disturbance.
- Digging holes deeper than two feet on the sandy beaches is also prohibited.
Rules kick off on March 1st and run through the end of the month.
City officials say breaking them, whether you’re a local or a visitor, could lead to a citation or an arrest.
Consider Travel Insurance
From students to family, insurance can come in real handy if there is an illness, injury or emergency situation.
Social Media = Social Distruction
Be mindful of what you are posting on social media. Checking into locations is a great way to express how much fun you are having, but use caution giving up too much info. You can never be too sure who is following you and plotting their next attack. Sounds severe, it can be. Plus your next job may frown on the photos from spring break showing you in a vulnerable light.
- Grab a hotel business card from the front desk in case you need help getting back to the hotel.
- Never leave valuables in plain sight.
- Take a map to help you get around.
- Take turns driving if you are doing a road trip.
- All genuine taxis have id badges, check for it before you accept the ride.
- If you ever feel unsafe remove yourself from the situation.
- Party smart.
- Be responsible.
- Have fun.