With summer winding down, the hot weather continues in many states across the nation. What does that mean? More beach days left.
With that said, our friends are REEF offered up a few stats from their recent “Beach Brain” study conducted by OnePoll that prove the sights and sounds at sea provide the ultimate sanctuary for so many.
- Don’t Worry, Beach Happy. 3 in 4 Americans reveal that the beach is the place they’d go to alleviate stress. Once at the beach, 4 in 5 people admit they are in a better mood.
- The Perfect Beach Day. For a day well spent, more than half of respondents said they prefer to take a leisurely walk along the shore (53%), with activities like listening to the waves crash (47%) and jamming to music (46%) close behind.
- Would You Rather: Coffee vs. the Beach. The beach is such a good mood-boost that more than half of Americans (54%) said they would rather give up coffee all summer if it meant being able to go to the beach.
- Beach Trip Essentials. When heading to the beach, Americans have certain essentials they wouldn’t dare leave the house without: sunglasses (57%) and a beach towel (%57) both steal the number one spot in the beach bag. People also make sure to check sunscreen (56%) and of course, their sandals or flip-flops (49%) off the packing list.
- Battle of the Sexes. How men and women perceive their beach experience differs, though. While both genders agree family beaches are the most preferred (28 percent for men and 29 percent for women), a very close second is a “party beach” for men (26 percent) and an empty beach for women (27 percent).
REEF also gave us a few selects of their best transitional sandals and flip flops that’ll take you from the beach to any fall-filled adventures.
Escape Mule ($52) – Equipped with a super soft cushion footbed, a high density outsole with Swellular traction and espadrille detailing, these will undoubtedly become your go-to shoe for any occasion.
Cushion Sol ($50) – Channel your inner trendsetter. These chic sandals feature a diagonal T-strap made of super soft unlined vegan leather and a durable rubber outsole for all-day support.
Cushion Lux ($65) – The epitome of blending luxury with comfort. Revel in the cozy feel of fall seamlessly combined with the sensation of summer bliss.
Fanning ($60) – Always be the life of the party with these iconic bottle-opening sandals. No matter where you are (the shore or not) – be prepared to crack a cold one for you and all your pals.