In addition to the sunscreen and coverups, umbrella, hats robes, etc. don't forget that there may be some red tide in Florida, which can cause some people to become very ill if they are near the beach. The gulf coast seems particularly affected by it, I don't know so much about the Atlantic, Tink might know more. Anyway, the red tide is dangerous for us on immunosuppressants and can make you so so sick. Also, avoid the raw shellfish and undercooked seafood. I had a good time in St. Augustine, going on ghost walks at night and enjoying the historical areas during the evening hours, keeping me out of the sun when I was there. I hit the beach in the early morning or evening. Next time we are going to Ripleys for sure.
I hope you enjoy your trip. If you're lucky we will have summer showers that will dim the sun somewhat, if you don't ming a little rain.
And yes, heat really gets to me. I cannot cool down. I have to put a cool wet rag behind my neck and drink water or gatorade, and/or take a shower or go swimming. It can take me over an hour to cool down and my heart goes crazy.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn