Hello everyone...thanks for your time and for lending your expertise.
Sorry to ask such an elementary question, but I've been to enough beaches to know that each can have unique dynamics with regard to wind, beach width/sand temperature, municipal regulations, etc.
We'll be on the beach at Salvo smack-dab in the middle of July, and I'm wondering what precautions we should take in terms of keeping ourselves and our elementary-aged children safe.
I know it'll be a hike up over the dunes from our house...the sand will be hot and good sandals are a must.
In terms of sun/heat, I did do a chair/umbrella/wagon rental for our stay. My experience with beach umbrellas is that they can be hit-or-miss in terms of sheltering everyone as needed.
Do folks use the half-tent-shaped "beach shelters" in Salvo? Is that permissible and/or a viable option wind-wise?
In your opinion, would an extra lay-down umbrella be permissible/wise? The curtains that people attach to their umbrellas to give the umbrella "sides"? (Which also act as wind sails, according to many product reviewers.)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated re: local norms. I'll be a happy camper if we can put in some nice mid-morning thru early afternoon days at the beach.