Tip Tuesday: Beach Etiquette
Your dream vacation is a beautiful, white, sandy beach with silence and solitude. The only sounds you hear are the waves and the distant squeals of children playing in the sand, right? Not today and not on this beach. Your beach chair neighbors decide to have a beach party with loud music right beside you. Can you say…Please use your ear buds?!
While on vacation recently it struck me that most people have no idea what beach etiquette is and it gave me the idea for this Tuesday’s Tip! Keep reading to find out my top tips for the best beach etiquette —most I have witnessed first-hand!
Be careful about the wind blowing sand when you shake out your towel. Also, watch the wind when you spray sunscreen. No one wants sand OR sunscreen in their face and/or mouth.
Keep a constant eye on your children. It’s easy for them to get out of sight on a crowded beach. We recently witnessed a little girl lost and returned by the lifeguard. We were all thankful, but terrorized by the crying and the thought of a lost child.
Keep your conversations at a quiet level. Not everyone on the beach needs to or cares to hear the latest “gossip.”
Don’t be a chair hog. You may want the best spot on the beach, but don’t put your belongings on a chair just to go back to your hotel or condo to snooze for a couple more hours.
Don’t throw your food scraps out for the birds around other people! My friend actually got bird poop on her head from someone throwing bread out for a seagull. Use the trash can!
Show respect to your fellow beach chair buddies by not placing things to obstruct their view of the water. For example, playing a game of corn hole. That includes the constant “thud” of the bags.
Clean up your area when you leave so others can enjoy the beach after you are gone.
Does it sound like I want my own private beach? Yes I do!!!
Have a great summer! 😎