Member For 3 Years
They say the Sun is strong but actually it is the atmosphere and less Ozone layer. The sun is actually cooler than 50 years ago. As a kid we spent all day on the beach and never got Sunburned.
When I was a kid, 50-plus years ago, my mother's rule was NO BEACH OR SWIMMING POOL BETWEEN 10 AM AND 2 PM. This skin runs in my mother's family, and whether an NC location or a Florida location, we'd have been cooked if we ran around out there all day.
Central and South Florida emergency rooms stay busy in the hot part of the summer with people who have come south on vacation and have gotten themselves burnt so badly they get sick. There's a point somewhere in South Carolina where the strength of the sun starts to ramp up. You might be able to stay on the beach all day in New York, but if you try that in south Florida you'll have a problem, unless you're already olive complected.