8 Answers

Is there many creepy crawlies in the sand on the beaches?

Asked by: 14th August 2012

Going to CT for the first time in November and looking to take a portable sun shelter (oblong with overhead adj canopy) for the many beaches there and want to know if firstly it is worth while or will it be too windy for this type of sun shelter and secondly are there many bugs in the sand ie ants etc. if just taking a towel on the beach. Hope someone can advise. Thanks.


8 Answers

  1. Frank on Aug 14, 2012

    It can be windy and there will probably be days when it will be too windy for your shelter.

    There are no more or less creepy crawlies on the CT beach than anywhere else.

    Come November time, the sun is much less fierce. There are sun beds to keep you away from the bugs and parasoles to keep you in the shade. Are you sure you will need a sun shelter ?

    Seems an awful bother to me.

  2. tony rutherford on Aug 15, 2012

    never seen any bugs in the sand, and the breeze during the day is quite pleasent

  3. Kevin Burton on Aug 15, 2012

    Have seen plenty of people with the kind of shelter you are suggesting but they are generally for young children to protect them from the sun as some people stay on beach all day. Also some protection from the wind which can blow hard enough to cause a nuisance with sand everywhere. I have never used a shelter as the breeze helps to negate the power of the sun but use plenty of lotion or you will burn. Bugs, well there are a few but generally nocturnal and you probably won’t see one at all during the day. Have a nice one.

  4. david charles hind on Aug 15, 2012

    The only bugs i have seen are the ones selling dodgy sunglasses and watches :0)

  5. David myers on Aug 15, 2012

    Your shelter could end up the fastest thing on the beech if not fixed down proper

  6. K Little on Aug 16, 2012

    Many thanks for the info.

  7. tony rutherford on Aug 18, 2012


    def none of these lol

  8. fiona martin on Aug 31, 2012

    No bugs in the sand, maybe a few flies.