Bring sunscreen, swimsuit and manners on beach visits

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

Leash laws are enforced at all area beaches. While specifics may vary, dogs should be kept on a leash at all times.

There are also rules against littering and beach towns say they do what they can to help make the task easy, keeping trash receptacles at the beach accesses and places to dispose of cigarette butts.

It’s not just that litter is unsightly.

“If you bring it in; take it out,” Sanderson said. “Litter gets into the water and the yards. It’s unsafe for the environment and beach goers want a clean beach.”

Faulkner said one of the bigger issues they have starts before beach goers even hit the sand. Limited parking can make the start to a beach trip frustrating but Faulkner said it’s important not to intrude on roadways or park where it’s not designated public parking.

“The main issue we have is parking and we ask people to be patient,” she said.

She recommends carpooling when possible. When parking on the right-of-way of public town streets, do not restrict the flow of traffic, do not block driveways or fire hydrants and keep 15 feet from intersections.

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