10 unwritten rules of beach etiquette
From blocking a fellow beachgoer’s sun with your cabana, to spraying sand everywhere when you shake off your towel, things can get pretty heated at the beach if you commit these sandy sins.
Picture this: you’re lying on the sand, eyes closed, soaking up some vitamin ‘sea’ and enjoying a summer serenade of seagulls singing while waves gently lap against the shore. Ah, the serenity.
That is, until someone rushes inconsiderately by your beach towel, kicking sand all over you and bringing your state of seaside relaxation to an abrupt – and infuriating – end.
With more hot weather on its way, many Victorians will seek solace from the sun by flocking seaside. If you’re planning on going coastal, observing the unwritten rules of beach etiquette will help everyone keep their cool this summer.
From flinging sand to blasting your music, here's a refresher on the unwritten rules of good beach behaviour.