water shoes?  

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Do you need water shoes ?

Posted : March 7, 2011 12:04 pm
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Generally no.

Posted : March 7, 2011 12:58 pm
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I figured, but you never know. I just dont want to step on something, but figured since water is so clear, you would be able to see if anything swimming or moving around. The only other time I was in water like that was in Siesta Keys, Florida and we didnt wear water shoes there. Your so lucky you live there, it just looks so beautiful, cannot wait to get there! My 19 year old, is excited to, not just because of the beauty of it all but because she can walk into a bar and order a drink for the 1st time! told her, when we get back, it's back to reality! Thanks for the info 🙂

Posted : March 7, 2011 4:05 pm
Estimable Member

No I don't think you need them. The sand both in the water and on the beach is generally fine for bare feet.

Something to consider...

Sting Rays, usually small ones, are offshore at some of the beaches. If they're not swimming, they tend to bury themselves just below the surface of the sand and you won't see them. Step on one and it'll sting you. The way to avoid that is to shuffle your feet as you walk in the water. It'll alert them that you're coming and they'll take off before you get there.


Posted : March 10, 2011 7:58 pm
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