Hey, you! Yes, you — you eager surf bunny ready to hit the sand this summer! You're being a beach bummer. So quit it.
No one likes to think of themselves as an uncouth social offender, but with scores of vacationers setting up shop uncomfortably close to one another at the seaside, things are bound to turn ugly. According to a June 2022 ValuePenguin survey, 73 percent of Americans have summer travel plans, a huge increase from 53 percent in 2021. And nearly 80 percent of those traveling are taking road trips, and surely many of those will be to the beach.
Whether it's blaring speakers, shameless littering or a smoking section of sunbathers seated directly to your side, the beach can be a minefield of bad manners. Here are the top 10 behaviors beachgoers have got to stop doing before the season becomes a total wash.