If you go to the beach alone, do you leave your personal items unattended to go in the water? If not, what do you do with them? Also, what type of waterproof item can be used to store your money, ship card etc. (anything you can't have lost or stolen) while you're in the water? Although I go to the beach every opportunity I get (I live in the desert, so the beach is a 6 hour drive), last year's cruise stop in St. Thomas was the very first time I ever went into the water. After a little coaxing from a friend, and 2 fruity rum drinks that tasted like strawberry smoothies (I'm a non-drinker), I walked my not so little behind right into that ocean and had the time of my life looking for Jaws. Now all I can think about is heading to the beach and into the water on my cruise in August. But I need all the advice I can get. Oh, did I mention I can't swim.