A day at the beach should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. However, there are a few basic etiquette rules that should be followed in order to make sure that everyone has a good time. Here are a few tips to make sure you are being a considerate beach–goer.
Wear Appropriate Beach Attire
Millions of people vacation in Myrtle Beach each year, including many families with children. Wear a swimsuit that fits – especially if you’re planning to swim. We’ve all been in a situation where a wave hits and almost takes our bathing suit off.
Fact: It’s against the law to wear a thong on the beach in Myrtle Beach. Yep, it’s true! Learn more about Myrtle Beach beach laws.
Clean Up After Yourself
“Leave it the way you found it” is a common tip for beachgoers. To help do your part, you can pack a small grocery bag to put your trash in. Afterward, you can take it to a nearby trash or recycling bin located near a beach access point.
Also, if you (or your children) do a little digging in the sand at the beach, please make sure to fill all holes in before you leave. Deep or even shallow holes in the beach can be a safety hazard for fellow beachgoers.
Fact: It’s illegal to dig a hole deeper than 2 feet in Myrtle Beach.
Safely Secure Your Beach Umbrella
We’ve all seen a runaway umbrella flying across the beach, with a person frantically chasing it from behind. Don’t be that person. If you decide to bring your own umbrella, make sure it’s properly and safely secured to keep you and everyone around safe.
Helpful guide: Learn how to Properly Secure a Beach Umbrella
Keep Your Music Levels Respectful
We get it — listening to music while you’re at the beach can definitely enhance your experience. However, people around you may want to simply enjoy the peace and quiet or not share the same taste in music as you. Be respectful, keep your music levels to a respectable level or wear headphones/earbuds.
Remember: Check your surroundings. If children are nearby, you should avoid playing vulgar music altogether, unless with personal headphones.
Be Mindful of People’s Personal Space
Everyone goes to the beach to relax. That can be pretty hard to do when a complete stranger or group sets up shop within a close distance to you. Make sure you respect people’s personal space and keep a reasonable distance away from them if possible.
If you’re with a big group, get there early for the best spots for your crew. Try to keep at least ten feet between you and the group next to you and never sit directly in front of another group. When you’re packing up to leave, pay attention to the wind before you wipe the sand off your towels and chairs so you don’t blast the people next to you with flying debris!