Safely Enjoy Summer With These Tips

Featured Author: Contra Costa Living Blog Team

Summer Safety Guide

Summer is the perfect time to head outside with all of your friends and family to enjoy the warm weather! While enjoying your next summer vacation, it is important to make sure that you take the time to ensure that you stay safe. Keep these summer safety tips in mind to take full advantage of the season.

Water Safety

  • Having strong swimming skills can help to keep you and your family safe, no matter if you are hanging out around your backyard pool or relaxing on your boat. However, strong swimming skills are not the only way to stay safe. Make sure that you always swim with a partner and never allow children to be by the water alone. When riding on your boat, make sure that everyone who is on board has a properly fitting life jacket.

Sun Safety

  • Even though the summer sun can be very relaxing, it can also be very dangerous. Whenever you are headed outside, make sure to wear sunscreen that has at least 15 SPF to keep you protected. Try to avoid staying out in the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest.


  • It is much easier to get dehydrated during the summer months due to the very hot heat. Make sure to stay hydrated throughout the day. While water is the best way to stay hydrated, keep in mind that many fruit juices are also full of water. Avoid drinking alcohol, since it is very dehydrating.

For more information on staying safe this summer, and for fun events to enjoy in the local community, contact the insurance professionals at All About Contra Costa in Orinda, California.