I know we're not supposed to judge, but how many times have you been in a situation where you see someone in the wrong outfit? Or someone that parks themselves too closely to your beach blanket. You know you wanted to say something to them. So I made a list of Beach Rules that you can print out and hand to those who maybe need a little nudge in the right direction.

  • 1

    Cover Up

    I'm sure you think that no one cares, but we do. No one wants to see those 20 lbs you gained over the winter.

    Delpixart
  • 2

    This Is My Space, That Is Your Space

    I planned this trip to the beach. Maybe I want to be unsocial for the day. I put a bunch of stuff in a beach bag, got in the car and drove here. I found the perfect spot on the sand. Can I trouble you to MOVE YOUR BEACH BLANKET OVER FOUR INCHES SO IT'S NOT TOUCHING MINE? Thank you

    mathess
  • 3

    Don't Walk On Someone's Blanket or Towel

    This is a big no-no. No one wants your sandy tootsies on their beach blanket.

    Samuel Micut
  • 4

    Shake Your Towels Downwind

    Got sand on your towel? Packing up for the day? Make sure to shake the sand off of your towels so that the sand doesn't fly into someone's face or lunch.

    Creatas Images
  • 5

    Don't Yell "SHARK" If There Isn't One

    This is the old "Don't Cry Wolf" policy. No one will think that's funny, trust me.

    Whitepointer
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    Do Yell "SHARK!" If There Is One

    If you see a shark, it's not the time to be demure. Tell your fellow swimmers.  They'll thank you later. Ugh, thanks to that picture, I'll stay on the sand.

    Peter_Nile
  • 7

    Pick Up After Yourself

    Don't litter. Let's keep the beach clean for everyone.

    Wavebreakmedia Ltd
  • 8

    Don't Smoke

    Yes, it's a public area and yes it may be allowed but it is horrible to those around you. If you must smoke, do it far away from others.

  • 9

    Keep Your Frisbee Away From The Crowd

    Getting hit with a ball or frisbee can range anywhere from a mild annoyance to a day ruined. Keep your distance. Make sure no one can get hit by a missed ball or other hap-hazardly thrown object.

    Ben Blankenburg
  • 10

    Don't Blast Music

    While everyone loves music, not everyone may appreciate your choice. This is what earbuds and headphones are for.

    SIphotography