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    Water shoes or water socks for Palm Beach

    I have seen a few posts on other forums about people having been stung or bitten. I am curious if anyone uses water shoes or socks? We have not used them on our previous visits. Any comments much appreciated.,
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    I never used to til..............
    I stepped on something SHARP and cut my foot.
    So, I have now been wearing watershoes (crocs actually)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    I never used to til..............
    I stepped on something SHARP and cut my foot.
    So, I have now been wearing watershoes (crocs actually)
    thanks.
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    I pack them every year and leave them in the room and talk about how I wish I had them when I do get in a rocky area, but never enough to actually go get them from the room. It's never happened to me at Palm Beach, but in other areas it's an endless cycle for me.


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    Never needed at Palm or Eagle....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Never needed at Palm or Eagle....
    I know but there has been a posting from Playa Linda about some being stung or bitten. Made me think about the shoes.
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    Yikes. Which beach? I’ve never thought of water shoes but then again I’ve only gone in the water at Palm and Eagle beach... pretty smooth

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    I never used to til..............
    I stepped on something SHARP and cut my foot.
    So, I have now been wearing watershoes (crocs actually)


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    on our most recent trip I wore them @
    Baby Beach
    Eagle Beach in front of Amsterdam Manor
    Eagle Beach in front of LaCabana
    Surfside Beach @ Reflexions

    It was at Eagle where I cut my foot on something sharp that I stepped on getting out of the water.

    There can be marine life that will sting. There can be sharp debris.

    We were at the beach in St Pete last week...........I had my crocs on and there were signs up everywhere that reminded everyone to do the "stingray shuffle".

    I now advocate for footwear.

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    I just bought a pair of water shoes because at Arashi, it is very rocky getting in and out. Not once you are in but getting in and out is a definite "ouch", "ouch", "ouch" all the way in.

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    exactly Gaby!
    and it is not like there are boulders that one has to cross over or navigate around.
    and not loads of stones in the swimming areas
    it is tiny gravely like stones at the water's edge.
    I just happened to find something sharp.

    along the water's edge, in a few locations on many of the beaches, there is this gravel that I choose to avoid.

    my husband said that he thought the most "ouch ouch" entries and exits were at DePalm Island. I agree.

    this older fat lady has enough trouble getting out of the ocean with out the "ouch ouches"

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    I just bought a pair of water shoes because at Arashi, it is very rocky getting in and out. Not once you are in but getting in and out is a definite "ouch", "ouch", "ouch" all the way in.

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