Eco Friendly Sun Care Tips: How to Best Enjoy Ogunquit Beach This Summer

Summer is here and the team at our Eco-Friendly Maine hotel is here to make sure your family is ready to safely enjoy the summer sun!

Each summer thousands of visitors join us at the most beautiful place by the sea to enjoy the summer sun along Maine’s Coast.  With attractions like the Marginal Way, Ogunquit Beach, Perkins Cove and a quaint village for shopping, our guests spend most of their vacation outdoors.  Although the sun’s rays are great for Vitamin D and we all want a healthy tan this time of the year, we know that over time too much ultraviolet light can really damage skin.

So how do you enjoy the summer sun while keeping your family safe?  Our commitment to providing an Eco-Friendly Maine hotel was a natural extension of taking good care of our guests.   To ensure you’re in good hands we’ve done a little research and bring tips for a Maine Vacation that is healthy, safe and Eco-Friendly here’s what we found.

Plan your day around the sun – here in Ogunquit, Maine the early bird sure gets the worm and getting to the beach early not only allows you to avoid crowds but it’s also the best time to take in the summer sun with a lower UV index.  By noon when the UV Rays are strongest you’ll be ready to break for lunch – head to Perkins Cove and take in the breathtaking views from inside one of the great restaurants.

Bring Shade – at our Eco-Friendly Maine hotel we recommend our guests walk to Ogunquit Beach.  It’s a great way to get to know the village, only takes 15 minutes and sure is cheaper than paying to park.  Stop by the hotel front desk and ask our friendly staff for a wagon to load up your gear – if you forgot the beach umbrella don’t worry – there’s a spot to rent umbrellas right at the beach!

Don’t Burn – there is nothing worse than a bad sunburn during your vacation to Ogunquit Maine!   Be sure to always wear sun protection when you are out in the hot summer sun, the Environmental Working Group (ewg) has done a lot of research on healthy sunscreens  and even offer the “Hall of Shame” (a list of brands to stay away from).  At our Eco-Friendly hotel in Maine we were proud to see that our favorite New England Sunscreen Brands made the approved lists with the lowest hazard and best scores available through ewg.

Burt’s Bees was founded in Dover-Foxcroft, ME.  Their Baby Bee Sunscreen Stick is natural, fragrance-free and non-greasy.  It’s protection from the sun’s harmful rays is safe for your little ones delicate skin.

Badger Healthy Body Care was founded in Gilsum, New Hampshire and is highly rated as a top pick for eco-friendly and healthy sunscreens.  Their products are available in non-scented or Lavender scented, offer broad spectrum protections from UVA and UVB rays, water resistant, biodegradable and contain antioxidants from seabuckthorn and sunflower making them a great choice for your skin.

Enjoy these useful tips as you soak up the sun safely this year during your summer celebration in Ogunquit Maine!

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