You turn the spigot or pull the handle and it douses you, fresh water running down your face and over your whole body. It’s a cleansing, a cooling, and a renewal. Beach showers are about the best feeling short of getting spit out of a draining barrel.
If going into the ocean is already something of a renewal for you—a physical act that rejuvenates your soul—then the shower afterwards is a spiritual B12 shot.
There’s something about any outside shower that we sure do love. Folks who have them at their homes often take more pride in their outside shower than their master bathroom. A hotel or Airbnb with a shower among the flora makes travel that much better (and hot water and good pressure always win extra points).
And then there are public showers, those facilities that give a fresh rinse without having to rent a beach house or stay at the resort. They refresh us for the walk, bike or drive home, or even allow us to rinse off and get dressed without going home before heading out to dinner.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite public beach showers around the country.