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Beach Etiquette: 11 Things You Should Not Do at the Shore

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Now that you’ve booked your beach vacation, you’re ready to pack your suitcase. You’ll need a swimsuit, sunscreen and a good book. But you’ll also want to keep a few etiquette tips in mind. They ensure you enjoy your day without inconveniencing fellow bathing beauties.

1) Bring a Boombox

Your favorite playlist is begging to be shared with everyone at the beach, so stock up on batteries and play your favorite CD, mixed tape or radio station on your boombox as loudly as you can. Be sure to buy a high tech antenna too because you want to gain access to as many different stations as possible.

Everyone around you will surely appreciate your music, especially since no one really visits the beach to hear the crashing waves.

Of course, if you want to be considerate, leave the boombox at home. Bring a portable MP3 player or your cellphone and a pair of headphones instead. Store them in a waterproof case that’s specially-designed for your devices or insert them into a plastic zippered bag as you protect your devices from water and sand.

While you still won’t want to blast your play list or Pandora because you need to protect your hearing, these portable devices keep your music private. You get to enjoy your favorite beach tunes, and your fellow sunbathers can listen to what they want, whether that’s their own personal play lists or ocean noises.