Outdoor Showers: A Must Have for Beach Life (And Everywhere Else, Too!)

An outdoor shower head with blurred leaves in the background and water droplets on the showerhead

Outdoor showers may sound like a luxury, however, if you live in coastal, beachy areas, an outdoor shower becomes a must-have! Even if you live inland and have no idea how far away the closest beach would be, there are real-life benefits to having an outdoor shower that makes life easier and cleaner!

A beach life essential: Living near the beach means enjoying sun, surf, and sand whenever you like. However, as anyone who has ever been to a beach can attest, there will be sand–and LOTS of it. You will find sand everywhere. Having an outdoor shower at home allows you to wash away persistent sand grains and salty residue before tracking it into your home. You’ll want to make sure your outdoor shower area includes a foot shower to rinse off those sand-caked toes. And even if you don’t make it to the beach often, your outdoor shower is a great way to cool off on a hot, humid summer day without lugging umbrellas and sunblock to the shore.

Life with kids and pets essential: Even if the nearest beach is 1,000 miles away, an outdoor shower comes in handy for life with kids and pets. There are a few things that kids and pets attract better than dirt. Your outdoor shower is a convenient clean-up station for the muckiest and messiest situations your children and animals can create. This means less dirt and grime tracked into the house by tiny shoes and furry feet.

Swimming pool and hot tub essential: If you have a private outdoor pool or hot tub, an outdoor shower is an investment you won’t regret. Not only can you wash away sweat and grime before jumping into your clean swimming pool or steamy hot tub oasis, but you can also wash away chemicals like chlorine without dripping your way through the house to the bathroom.

Relaxation essential: If your outdoor shower is private and blocked from prying eyes, it can be your easy ticket to a relaxing getaway in your own backyard. A rainfall showerhead, waterproof speakers playing relaxing spa music, and some fragrant essential oils turn your ordinary outdoor shower into a secret spa experience you can enjoy anytime right at home.

Outdoor showers are a must-have for beach life, but even folks who live far from the coast can find an outdoor shower to be more of an essential than an extra. Ready to dream up your ideal outdoor shower? Give DS Plumbing a call!