Bring sunscreen, swimsuit and manners on beach visits

Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 01:01 PM.

While area officials said that doesn’t tend to be an issue on the beach strands, they also recommend keeping radio and music volumes at a reasonable level. Some beach goers may be coming for some ocean-side relaxation.

“The ocean itself is what some want to hear,” said Carin Faulkner, town clerk and public information officer for North Topsail Beach.

Just using common sense when considering your beach location can help keep the peace.

The public beach accesses can be crowded and someone seeking a little peace and quiet may want to seek out a less populated spot. Those planning to toss a football or fly a kite should find a spot with some open space.

“Use common sense, be responsible, and be aware of your surroundings at all times,” Sanderson said.

And follow the rules that are in place to protect the public and the beach itself.

Walking or playing on dunes is not permitted; use designated walkways and crossovers. Beach visitors should also keep from blocking accesses and allow enough room to accommodate public access as well as access by emergency responders.

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