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8 Signs You Live By The Beach

Bikinis and sunburns define your life.

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8 Signs You Live By The Beach
Mady Knoepfel

Living by the beach is like being on a permanent vacation, especially when you live in Vacationland.

1. "Clothing Optional Beyond This Point."

It's not uncommon to just throw on your bathing suit when you wake up in the morning, because odds are, you're going to lay out on the lawn, swim in your pool, or go to the beach. You walk around your house in your bikini, judgment free and totally confident. You eat in your bikini, lounge in your bikini, even take naps in your bikini. Your city friends can't even fathom the idea, but when you live by the beach, it's a daily, completely normal occurrence.

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2. You always smell like sunblock/the beach.

You spend all day at the beach or outside enjoying the sun, and come nighttime, you don't feel like showering or you just don't have time. But that's cool, because you live by the beach so you have a completely reasonable excuse for smelling like you've been at the beach all day. There's really no better summer feeling.

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3. Sand is everywhere.

It just adds to that beach-y vibe you've got going on, though.

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4. Who needs shoes?

There's no pavement hot enough that your feet can't handle at this point. You've built up a resistance to the hottest of surfaces from walking around barefoot all the time.

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5. You bike.

With so much traffic, consisting of mainly tourists, you don't have time to sit in a car to get to the beach when it normally takes less than a minute to get there. Biking is the way to go: you can past those cars at a dead stop, plus you don't have to worry about parking.

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6. Constant state of sunburn.

That tan you'll get from it, though... priceless.

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7. You're always hungry.

For some reason, being at the beach and hanging out in the sun all day makes you really hungry, and eating food on the beach has an unusually satisfying feeling... as long as the seagulls don't get to your sandwich first.

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8. The hose is always out and readily accessible.

You're parents try to make sure you always wash your sandy feet off (with the freezing cold water) before you step one foot into the house. Unless you're getting sprayed down by Chris Hemsworth, it's not worth it and you brush your feet off and dart to the bathroom to wash your feet off in the nice hot water.

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