The best position for a hammock is in between two trees. Do try to find out though if the beach resort you will be headed to does allow hammocks on trees. Some may not allow tree hammocks to prevent possible damage to trees. If a resort does allow tree hammocks, you need to make sure that your hammock kit includes straps that will not harm the bark of trees.
The usual problem though with a hammock on the beach is that you aren’t even sure if there are good trees you can use. Even if a beach does allow tree hammocks, you may not always find appropriate trees to hang your hammock on. You can however, always opt to bring a free standing hammock instead.
You may have no other option but to settle for a hammock with a stand. If this is the case, you need to find a hammock model that is portable enough to drag to the beach. The hammock itself is not much of a problem. You can easily fold it to a handy size. Your main concern is actually the frame or stand. There are various frame types to choose from and not all of them have the same degree of portability. Pick a hammock frame that can easily be folded and placed in your car trunk.
A hammock on the beach may truly look relaxing. Do remember though that different types of hammocks offer different degrees of comfort. Your hammock may not be made of a material that is suitable for beach use. Closely woven fabric hammocks for example may be uncomfortably warm since there is no air access. Some fabrics may also have the tendency to retain moisture. A warm and moist hammock is hardly relaxing. Rope hammocks or some synthetic fabric hammocks may be more appropriate for the beach.
Shade and Canopies
The beach can have very harsh sunlight. Make sure your hammock on the beach comes with its own canopy or umbrella. A cover of some sort is not just for your use. Some fabric hammocks actually get damaged due to prolonged sun exposure. If you want to lengthen the lifespan of your hammock, give it some sun protection.
Water and Sand
Nothing can be more irritating than sand and water on a hammock. It would therefore pretty much be a bad idea to use your home hammock on the beach. You could opt instead to have separate hammocks for beach and home use. Some hammocks are really intended for beach use. These beach hammocks are sturdy enough to withstand water contact.
Lying on a hammock on the beach can be the best thing that can ever happen to you. Do make sure though to check the important considerations that may influence your hammock enjoyment and satisfaction.
How To Hammock – Tip #1
Your hammock is not a toy. It is dangerous to let children play in a hammock. No one should jump up and down in the hammock. Children must not use it as a swing because it could come off its hooks and go crashing to the ground, along with the child.
How To Hammock – Tip #2
Getting into a hammock. The correct, and safest way to enter and exit a hammock is to first center your weight as much as possible. After insuring that the hammock is properly hung, stand with your back to the hammock and pull the edge towards your knees, and then lower yourself into the center.
How To Hammock – Tip #3
How long do hammocks last? Several factors will influence how many years of use you will get from your hammock. Different materials and weather conditions interact on the life expectancy of hammocks. For the best results follow the care instructions that come with your hammock.