Sun Protection Tips When Beaching on Tybee Island

With five fabulous beaches close to River’s End Campground, if you enjoy the water and the sun, it is important to stay protected. The Atlantic Ocean sun can be very hot and you don’t want a day on the beach to turn into days of pain. Remember these sun protection tips while on Tybee Island Beaches.

Sun Protection

  • Even through clouds, the sun can burn and damage skin in just a matter of minutes.
  • The sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm so if your shadow appears to be shorter than you are, seek shade.
  • Whatever type of sunscreen you prefer (gel and cream are the best choices), be sure to reapply every two to three hours during times of prolonged exposure.
  • Get rid of sunscreen past its expiration date or is more than two years old.
  • For infants, look for the ingredients zinc and / or titanium dioxide in sunscreen.
  • To protect your head, use a combination of sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Don’t forget to protect the ears, back of the neck, lips and the scalp at the part in the hair.
  • Wear tightly woven darker clothing in the sun because it reflects more UV rays and look for fabrics made of nylon or Dacron that are more protective than cotton.
  • Consider sunglasses labeled as blocking 99% or 100% of UVA and UVB, or as providing UV absorption up to 400 nm.
  • Water, sand and even porch decks can reflect and intensify the damaging rays of the sun so keep reflective areas in mind.
  • People with naturally darker skin aren’t immune to the effects of the sun and can still burn.

  • About River’s End Campground

    As part of your vacation to Tybee Island, head to one of Tybee Island’s five gorgeous beaches while staying at River’s End Campground! No RV, no worries! stay at a primitive campsite or a rustic cabin by visiting our reservation page at www.riversendcampground.com or by calling 800-786-1016.