A picnic at the beach with friends and family is many people's favourite summer activities. However, for those who plan to go to the beach alone for a swim, do you think it is safe? What are the necessary precautions for solo travellers?
I think it really depends on your age, experience, and how safe the area is. I guess the rule applies to anyone planning to travel alone, actually. Another thing with going swimming alone is that it might be inconvenient. You have to care for your belongings alone, and it might not be that fun having to look out for yourself when you're in the water.
Absolutely. The only thing i'd be worried about is my belongings. Just make sure everything is packed under a towel really well.
As for the swimming part, if you know how to swim and stay within the safety flags there is no problem.
I agree with all the comments here. Plus, I don't think it's a good idea for girls/women to go to the beach alone say, during the week, you can end up being on the beach solo - and there are always opportunists everywhere. And, even if you are normally fleet of foot, running on the sand, dry sand, is a very different story !
As im not a very good swimmer I would never swim in seawater alone. There is always some animal chasing me and I dont feel safe. Even if you are a good swimmer you're still better off with a swimming partner.