I started off the week strong with the most perfect beach day a girl could ask for.

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky as I set up my spot for my first trip of the season to Narragansett Beach in Rhode Island.

While I replenished my Vitamin D and got lost in a murder mystery book, I overheard a woman talking near me, and her conversation caught my attention.

The woman was setting up chairs and towels with her family of four, and as they set up, I overheard her say, “beach etiquette.” I am not sure what was said before or after, but I heard the term “beach etiquette” brought up several times as they set up their spot, and it really got me thinking.

There are no laws set in stone or a sign out front of the entrance that says, “Here are the laws of the beach,” but there are certainly some unspoken rules that veteran beachgoers abide by.

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Keeping your music low and no smoking are typical rules that are followed, but how many more “rules” are there?

And if there are unspoken rules, do I know them all? Or even worse, am I breaking some of these rules?

I decided to do some digging and I called upon the SouthCoast to share their thoughts on proper beach etiquette.

New England is about to be bombarded by tourists. While we are well-versed on how to conduct ourselves on our beautiful beaches, it might be a good idea to share this list with an out-of-towner or with that one friend who always causes a scene.

Either way, keep scrolling for the unspoken rules you absolutely need to follow on the beach this summer.

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