Going to the beach can be a really fun and exciting time, especially if it's the beginning of the summer. However, there are also some times when the whole process of going to and getting ready for the beach can be more trouble than it's worth. Without further ado, here are some pros and cons about going to the beach.
Pro: Getting that summer vibe
Ever want a summer vibe? That feeling that you're literally living in the moment during the summertime? Listening to "beach music" can certainly do the job most of the time, but not every time. Literally being outdoors on a beach will do the trick every time, making you realize that it is indeed summer and the weather is perfect.
Con: Getting up at ass o' clock
If you want to get a good parking and beach spot, you have to get up so early. Usually I'll have to get up at 7 a.m. to eat, get dressed, pack, and wake up some more to get on the road at 8 am. In addition to getting up early, I have to drive two hours to get to my favorite beach and pray that there isn't any insane traffic. I'm not joking when I say that getting up early and driving two hours can be the reason for not going to the beach.
Pro: Getting color
Usually you don't even have to try to tan in order to get some good color. I love the shade and always have an umbrella over my spot, and I still get sick color. Having an awesome tan not only makes you look great, but it is also discretely bragging to everyone at work that you have time to get tan and get the job done.
Con: Sunburns and sunscreen
I hate sunscreen. I absolutely hate sunscreen and the gross feeling of putting it on. Even though I always put it on, sometimes the idea of having to put sunscreen on is the reason why I choose not to go to the beach. I know what you're thinking: "use some sunscreen spray." It doesn't work! Sunscreen spray doesn't work, it sprays and doesn't lather you in a gross fashion like sunscreen. And remember, whether you put it on or not, you'll get sunburns that hurt for days and while you're in the shower to the point that you question why anyone would ever go to the beach ever.
Pro: The ocean
On a hot summer day, the ocean is such a refreshing experience. Whether you're just walking by the ocean or you're boogie boarding or swimming around, the ocean is lit. You almost forget for a moment that it can be dangerous as shit with rough waves and dangerous creatures.
Con: The sand
The sand can be fun, especially when you are younger, but it can be annoying as shit too! Sometimes you get super sandy even if you weren't even touching it. Also, when you walk back to your spot from the ocean, your feet look like they've been in mud for days. To top it off, you constantly get sand in your sandals just from walking, the sand burns when the sun beats down on it, and some asshole is shaking his sandy towel right in your face. To quote Anakin Skywalker in "Attack of the Clones," "I don't like sand."
Pro: The Food
I absolutely love beach food. Sure, it might be your typical burger, fries, and nachos, but it is so damn good! Your love for food grows even more when you see signs for ice cream, funnel cakes, popcorn, and ices. Forget the cons of the beach! As long as I'm fed on the beach, I'm a happy camper.
There you have it, the pros and cons of the beach! What's your beach mood, are you feelin' it or not feelin' it?