This is the final guest post in my series of guest posts. Thanks to Steph, Nadine, Kristen, and Kerry, as well as today’s guest poster, Kelli (who writes about living at the beach, takes AMAZING pictures (you should follow her Picture Practice), and is just one of the nicest people I know), for covering for me while I was away. I love you ladies and I appreciate you so much! Thanks for all the fantastic posts!
Hi there! My name is Kelli and I blog over at Just Beachy, and about a year and a half ago I decided to follow my dream of living by the beach. Since then I’ve learned a lot about beach life including what you should and should not do when visiting the beach.
Today I’m going to share with you some of the don’t’s when it comes to visiting the beach. I know beach season is over for this year but if you’re like me you’re already looking forward to your first visit next summer.
// Don’t fee the seagulls, seriously, don’t. I think of seagulls as the cockroaches of the beach. No it’s not a pretty picture but neither are the 100’s of seagulls that show up for 3 crackers. I don’t know about you but my ideal beach trip does not include bird shit falling on my head.
// If there’s lots of empty space on the beach don’t pick a spot less than 5 feet from my spot. I come to the beach to relax and enjoy some peace and solitude. If I can hear your voice or your music over the sound of the waves you’re to close.
// On the same note, don’t set your umbrellas and chairs up directly in front of anyone if at all possible. Not only do I like to see the ocean I like to be able to see my kid playing in the ocean from the comfort of my chair/towel.
// Buy a bathing suit that fits, I’m all for body confidence and wearing what makes you happy. With that being said please make sure all your “important” parts are covered. At no time should I have to see the crack of your ass peeking out from your bathing suit bottoms. (Jana’s note: or anything else. Please, cover that shit up. There are children present)
// Where black socks with your sandals. If you absolutely have to wear socks on the beach (although I don’t understand why) please make them white. It’s silly enough to wear socks on the beach why draw attention to the fact by wearing black?
// Don’t set your stuff up below the tide line and head back to your rental house for a nap. Unwritten beach rules say, “If it’s not yours don’t touch it”, therefore I will not be moving your stuff back when the tide starts to attack it.
// Last but most important stay out of the water at sunrise and sunset, especially within a few hundred feet of a pier. No one wants to end up shark food.
Hope to see you there!