At the charming Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida, we know how important it is for our guests to properly protect themselves from the strong rays of our tropical sun.
Too often we see a guest who over does it the first day at the beach, and ends up red as a batch of our yummy boiled crab. By that time, it’s already too late and the rest of the vacation is spent trying to have fun while in terrible discomfort.
With that in mind, the caring staff at the Sea Oats Motel, the original gorgeous beachfront accommodations in Destin, have put together a helpful guide to aid our valued guests during their time on our silver shores.
Choose a sunscreen
Choose a sunscreen. It should have an SPF of at least 15 and block UVA rays, which cause wrinkles and brown spots, and UVB rays, which cause sunburn.
Check expiration date
Check the product’s expiration date to make sure it will still be effective. If the date has passed, or if you know you bought the sunscreen over three years ago, you’re due for new bottle.
Check the clock
Check the clock: You should apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before you enter the sun to give it time to fully absorb.
Shake & squeeze into hand
Shake the sunscreen to mix it and squeeze some into your hand. You should use about an ounce—or two tablespoons—to cover your whole body.
Rub on sunscreen
Generously rub sunscreen on all the areas of your body that may be exposed to the sun, like your feet, legs, torso, back, shoulders, arms, hands, neck, and face.
Pay attention to all areas
Pay special attention to areas you might forget or miss, like near the edge of a bathing suit, your lips, your ears, near your eyes, and your scalp or the part in your hair.
Ask a friend to help
For harder-to-reach areas, especially your back, ask a friend to apply the sunscreen for you.
Reapply sunscreen all over after you’ve been in the sun for two hours—or sooner if you’ve been swimming, sweating, or rubbing against a towel.
For more ideas, make your next reservation at the beautiful Sea Oats Motel, which specializes in affordable beachfront luxury, right on the beach in sunny Destin, Florida, to relax and unwind.
Ideal for the more laid back traveler, the Sea Oats Motel is perfectly situated on Old Highway 98, away from the crowds, yet only a moment away from all the outstanding shopping, dining, and attractions that make our home so amazing.
Each of our suites are designed to be your home away from home while visiting our beautiful beaches. Fine furnishings, spacious living areas, sumptuous beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms will ease your mind and your body.
Not only is the Sea Oats Motel conveniently located just steps from the beach or all the great dining, shopping and entertainment the city offers, but our amenities and service are so outstanding that you may never want to leave.
Your family will love lounging around our beautiful, heated pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms, all overlooking endless stretches of private beaches.
Our beach services are sure to delight everyone as we arrange time for your family to enjoy our jet skis, paddle boards and parasailing or simply set up some beach chairs with umbrellas and a good book recommendation. At the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida, there’s always something fun to do.