I hate sand and hate feet, so that is a definite no. I really dislike the feeling of gritty sand on the body, and it is hard to get off unless you immerse yourself in water - I don't like going in the sea either.
I always go bare footed in australia however after catching a rare strain of hook worm which doctors took about 2 weeks to discover what was wrong with me, while I was in Asia, I would no longer go in Asia without thongs.
Apparently the hook worm enter through your foot, travel to your heart and back down to your stomach where they multiply and I was so, so sick i could not stand up in the end.
Bare Foot any time :Love It .
A great sense of freedom, experiencing the refreshing soothing cool water on your feet. Life to be appreciated.There also is the added health benefit - Walking barefoot strengthens and stretches the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet, ankles and calves.