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Who else doesn't like the beach/water/sun

sarasarasarasara Posts: 1,561Registered Users
I don't know and have never gotten why people enjoy going to the beach. And sitting under the hot sun. And just lying down with the hot sun hitting them. Or even worse, tanning.
And even if they don't tan, what exactly do they do? They just sit on blankets or whatever and stare into space. Under the hot sun. And they have to put on sunglasses or squint the whole time because of the sun. I just don't get it.


I also don't like snow. Or playing in snow. Or skiing. It's too cold. I can stay there longer than I would in the hot sun but not that long. It just gets boring and uncomfortable. I don't get people.
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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't any of that stuff either. I used to like swimming when I was a kid, but I grew out of it.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I love the beach, but dislike tanning intensely. So, I don't bake. I wear hats and sunglasses and I play in the surf a lot, and when I'm done with the water, I sit under an umbrella. I walk and collect shells too. I don't spend all day there...a couple hours and I'm done. The best thing about a beach vacation is the evening ocean breeze when you're on your way out to dinner. Drinking in an evening ocean breeze is fun too.

    I HATE snow sports. Too cold. Skiing is stupid to me.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I can only take the beach for a couple of hours max. The sun pounding down on me gives me a headache and I cannot stand getting sand in my food and in my drinks. Then there's the little one trying to eat sand. Unfortunately, I married a man who loves the beach and can spend an entire day there. The kids are like that too. So we find ourselves on Fire Island every weekend, every summer. I'm getting out of it this summer because of the baby. :hello1:

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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    I can only take the beach for a couple of hours max. The sound pounding down on me gives me a headache and I cannot stand getting sand in my food and in my drinks. Then there's the little one trying to eat sand. Unfortunately, I married a man who loves the beach and can spend an entire day there. The kids are like that too. So we find ourselves on Fire Island every weekend, every summer. I'm getting out of it this summer because of the baby. :hello1:

    I'm a hang-out-by-the-pool-with-a-frosty-drink kind of gal.

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  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    I love the beach, but I get bored quickly too. I always have my snorkel gear with me, but when I'm not in the water I need my ipod, my cel phone, a couple of books, paper and pens to doodle and make lists, etc. etc. I tried to go without all my "gear".... I lasted about 15 minutes.


    Medussa, my SO can stay out there all day as well. Even with all the junk I bring along, 2 hours is about my limit. We started taking separate cars, it's worked out MUCH better for the both of us. :lol:
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    This is mean, but I hate going to the beach with my kids - too much work. I dont mind if its just me to relax, unless its in the 90's, in which case I will pass.

    I dont tan anymore tho, so I avoid the beach altogether.
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  • battinlashbattinlash Posts: 1,850Registered Users
    I don't enjoy the beach. I'm a mountains-woods-river kind of gal.
  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    I get bored if I just lay there. But I LOVE walking on the beach. It's so calming and relaxing. I could walk for hours, collect shells, look at beach houses. Hmm....I wish I lived close to the beach.
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  • tgreyztgreyz Posts: 1,627Registered Users
    I like going to the beach and sitting under an umbrella to avoid the sun and reading a book. I'm not a big fan of the hot sun beating down on you either. And while I could use a tan I prefer to avoid it if possible.
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I'm not a sun or beach girl either. A boyfriend took me on a cruise several years ago. I was the only person on the boat looking for shade.

    I will go out in the sun during off-peak hours AND if I'm doing something (golfing, white water rafting, hiking, canoeing, swimming, etc.), but I would never ruin my skin just to lay out. I'd rather be inside reading a book.
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  • bushyheadbushyhead Posts: 1,676Registered Users
    I don't like sitting in the sun, but I do love sitting on the beach under an umbrella and reading. The beach is just so relaxing and I love the sounds and smells.
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  • fskatergirlfskatergirl Posts: 244Registered Users
    I love the sunshine...when I am sitting in the shade that is. I am paranoid of skin cancer and I like the colour of my skin the way it is. I do like the outdoors though...so if it is a nice day, I like to sit under a covered area with a smoothie and some music or a good book. Now...the beach? Humm...not really a fan. Plus, the water just reflects the sun back adding to my fears of sun damage. I'd much rather be doing something other than lying down in the great outdoors...
  • Rebecca deWinterRebecca deWinter Posts: 2,254Registered Users
    i like water, but i hate going to the beach. ugh. too many people.
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  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    sarasara wrote: »
    I don't know and have never gotten why people enjoy going to the beach. And sitting under the hot sun. And just lying down with the hot sun hitting them. Or even worse, tanning.
    And even if they don't tan, what exactly do they do? They just sit on blankets or whatever and stare into space. Under the hot sun. And they have to put on sunglasses or squint the whole time because of the sun. I just don't get it.
    You are me. We're sharing a brain, lemme tell you. And I was raised at the beach - I'm from the NJ shore. I hate tanning - it's bad for you, and frankly, I look horrible with a tan. I'm full Italian on both sides, and even when I wear full sunblock, I burn to a crisp.

    I never got the attraction of going to the beach and laying around like a baked potato. Why? What's the point? When I was a kid, if we went to the beach, I'd mooch $5 or so (this was the '70s, so $5 went a long way) and go up on the boardwalk. If the water was warm enough, I'd go for a swim. But sitting around on the sand for no good reason has never ever appealed to me. It's hot, it's miserable - can't stand it.

    Now that's not to say I don't love the ocean and the beach under more bearable conditions - I do. Once everyone clears out for the day, there's nothing better than a walk on the beach at night.
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  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    I can enjoy the beach for a couple hours, but not all day. I find it relaxing, and sunny weather puts me in a good mood. I do need to bring a book or some kind of entertainment.

    We live in the Midwest, and I don't go to the beach very often, and I've never taken my kids there. I don't think I'd like that very much. Maybe when they're older.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Y'all are crazy but I've noticed a lot of people dislike the beach(including most of my friends). I LOVE the beach. I'm in the water most of the time, love the water but it's gotta be good at least almost clear water I don't lay out much though unless I'm trying to nap. I like being the water most of the time. Waves are really fun too. I love the sun, and I like tanning a little(which I do easily and still need an umbrella or I get tooo dark) because I get a very nice bronze/caramel glow and it dries out my eczema and makes my skin look more like one color. The salt water is also great for my skin. My favorite is falling asleep on the beach, so relaxing. I so wish I lived closer to a beach :(.
  • Misses_JaiMisses_Jai Posts: 97Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    Y'all are crazy but I've noticed a lot of people dislike the beach(including most of my friends). I LOVE the beach. I'm in the water most of the time, love the water but it's gotta be good at least almost clear water I don't lay out much though unless I'm trying to nap. I like being the water most of the time. Waves are really fun too. I love the sun, and I like tanning a little(which I do easily and still need an umbrella or I get tooo dark) because I get a very nice bronze/caramel glow and it dries out my eczema and makes my skin look more like one color. The salt water is also great for my skin. My favorite is falling asleep on the beach, so relaxing. I so wish I lived closer to a beach :(.

    me too.....although i have to slather myself in SPF 30 so i don't burn (i'm half mexican so you'd THINK i'd have enough melanin in my skin so i don't burn right off the bat, but alas, NOPE). i find myself in the water most of the time and it does do wonders for my acne and the hyperpigmentation that comes as a result....i live in So Cal so i'm near a beach but i refuse to go to the beaches here - they're FILTHY and more often than not, contaminated. but, when i lived in FL, you could catch me & my oldest son there every single Sunday, weather permitting...

    also i love how the sand would lightly exfoliate the bottoms of my feet....just another perk...

    but i can understand why people don't enjoy the beach...i won't go so far as to say they're crazy...we all like what we like and don't like what we don't like...
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    battinlash wrote: »
    I don't enjoy the beach. I'm a mountains-woods-river kind of gal.

    That is so me. 5 beaches in Kuaii were a bit much for me. I love to camp, hike & fish.
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  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    It depends on the beach. In Northern California there's some areas on the Pacific coast that have really interesting character to them. The shorelines are rugged and the surrounding scenery is haunting. Not the typical beaches for sunning like in So Cal, although some of that is done in summer. My favorite thing to do is walk down a wide beach that turns into a narrow one where you have to start cliff climbing to get by. Will skip it if the tide is high :p
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  • FloatyTheFishFloatyTheFish Posts: 136Registered Users
    I have not worn a bathing suit in public since I was probably 12 or 13, even with my friends. But if I did I think I would love the beach.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    at first i was thinking, "what evil person doesnt like the beach/water/sun???" but then i realized one of the things i hate about going to the beach is the wildlife. im afraid of fish, jellyfish, crabs, etc. so im not too fond of frolicking on the beach. i loathe cold water. if its cold, im not getting in. and if the weather is above 78 degrees, im usually miserable. i can feel my skin baking. not fun.

    so even though i enjoy the idea of beach/water/sun, the conditions have to be perfect for me to enjoy myself.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Saltwater makes my skin itch and makes it feel dry and rough--likes it's coated with a layer of salt.

    My favorite "beach" experience wasn't even at a beach, it was on Lake Ontario. There was sand, a few tiny "waves" and the water was freshwater. My skin felt great and my eyes didn't sting. I wish I could do something like that again without driving for an entire day.
  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I don't like swimming in the ocean, but I do like looking at the ocean. I'm not much of a swimmer, I"m more of a floater (as in, floating in the pool in my backyard with a beverage and a book). I'm very fair, so sitting in the sun for hours at a time is a no go for me. If it's not too hot, I could maybe sit on the beach for a couple of hours if I"ve got a good book. Otherwise it's boring.

    (Unless it's late at night and warm enough to be out on the beach late. I love the beach at night. Probably has something to do with hating people and crowds.)
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I have not worn a bathing suit in public since I was probably 12 or 13, even with my friends. But if I did I think I would love the beach.


    Don't miss out on life because you don't want to be seen in a bathing suit. Find a style that gives you the desired coverage and get out there. No one really cares anyway. They make clothing nowadays that is very quick-drying (called supplex) and you can get it in tops, bottoms, long sleeves, long pants, shorts, whatever. There's no reason to stay away from the beach or swimming.
  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
    OMG - I could not live without the ocean. I live 2 blocks from the beach and that is not close enough for me.

    I love the smell of the sea, the warm ocean breezes, the feel of the sand, playing in the waves and just watching the tide come in and a beautiful sunset over the horizon.

    All while drinking a nice tanquery and tonic with a lime.:cool:
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Count me among those who think you people are CRAAAAZY!!!! IMO the ocean is just about the most beautiful, relaxing thing on the face of the earth. Just listening to the waves lap against the shore, and smelling the sea air... If I'm with the right people, or at least have a good book, I could spend all day at the beach. Alas, I hardly ever go... the beaches that are easy for me to get to are pretty nasty. And my husband hates the beach, so it takes a lot to get him to drive me to another one... and then I just have to listen to him b*tch the whole time, which kind of kills it. :?
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Misses_Jai wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »
    Y'all are crazy but I've noticed a lot of people dislike the beach(including most of my friends). I LOVE the beach. I'm in the water most of the time, love the water but it's gotta be good at least almost clear water I don't lay out much though unless I'm trying to nap. I like being the water most of the time. Waves are really fun too. I love the sun, and I like tanning a little(which I do easily and still need an umbrella or I get tooo dark) because I get a very nice bronze/caramel glow and it dries out my eczema and makes my skin look more like one color. The salt water is also great for my skin. My favorite is falling asleep on the beach, so relaxing. I so wish I lived closer to a beach :(.

    me too.....although i have to slather myself in SPF 30 so i don't burn (i'm half mexican so you'd THINK i'd have enough melanin in my skin so i don't burn right off the bat, but alas, NOPE). i find myself in the water most of the time and it does do wonders for my acne and the hyperpigmentation that comes as a result....i live in So Cal so i'm near a beach but i refuse to go to the beaches here - they're FILTHY and more often than not, contaminated. but, when i lived in FL, you could catch me & my oldest son there every single Sunday, weather permitting...

    also i love how the sand would lightly exfoliate the bottoms of my feet....just another perk...

    but i can understand why people don't enjoy the beach...i won't go so far as to say they're crazy...we all like what we like and don't like what we don't like...

    Haha u know I was joking about being crazy ;). Yea I have to wear spf 60 or whatever the highest available is or I'll get darker than I'd like. I don't burn though, just tan. I went to San Diego last spring, it was too cold to go the beach but it didn't seem like the beaches would be that nice. Venice beach seemed okay. I still prefer the Florida beaches.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    I have not worn a bathing suit in public since I was probably 12 or 13, even with my friends. But if I did I think I would love the beach.


    Don't miss out on life because you don't want to be seen in a bathing suit. Find a style that gives you the desired coverage and get out there. No one really cares anyway. They make clothing nowadays that is very quick-drying (called supplex) and you can get it in tops, bottoms, long sleeves, long pants, shorts, whatever. There's no reason to stay away from the beach or swimming.

    I agree. You can also go to less crowded and small beaches at first to get used to be 'bare' in public. It took me a while to get used to in beginning too.
  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users
    I am like so drawn to the water, the beach and sunshine. Even if it's just a lake, I love being in the water and right around it. I'm only a fan of snow for a little while, after that it's too inconvenient to me. I don't think I'd like skiing......
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i loooooove, the beach, but NEVER tan, so i sit under a big umbrella when i go and i'm not in the water.
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