Hi, I’m Joe.  I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s in California and spent summers on the Central California coast visiting my grandparents.  Some of my best memories are from days spent in and around the water.

Later in life, I moved to San Diego to attend university.  Year-round I lived and hung out on the beach where I learned the skills and tricks to enjoy time under the sun.

Since those days in San Diego I’ve traveled the world working on projects.  Whenever I have time off I make a point to find a beach.  It helps me clear my mind and relax.

In 2010 I received my PADI diving certification and later that year I swam with whale sharks off the coast of Mozambique.

I’ve seen some amazing beaches – including Tofu Beach in Mozambique, to Marissa Beach in Sri Lanka, to Railay Beach in Thailand – but the best memories I have at the beach are with my family.

This site was designed to share my experience and expertise at the beach.  For others that grew up near the beach most of my articles might seem like common sense, however, this blog is primarily intended for families and individuals that may have questions before they go on vacation.

  • Maybe you’re wondering about what to bring to the beach
  • Maybe you’re wanting a product that will hold up in the sand and heat
  • Maybe you’re curious about basic rules on the beach
  • Or maybe you want to find sunscreen that isn’t full of chemicals.

Whatever your query, I try to create articles that answer basic (and sometimes complex) questions. I’ve categorized this website into 4 sections 1) beach safety, 2) tips, 3) sports products, and 4) beach gear.

Walking with my family on the picturesque Central California Coast

On some blog posts, I recommend and link to products.

This said, Beach Life Expert is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

I would also like to share that I am not compensated for recommending specific products or brands.  My recommendations are because of personal experience, knowledge, or good reviews by other customers.

I appreciate your time and for stopping by!