Ok, not trying to be negative, but I love the beach.

There are those little pet peeves that all annoy us when we go to the beach. A friend of mine hates the sand in between her toes, loves the beach, and just hates the sand in between her toes. Call me weird, I love it.

We have the best beaches in Ocean County. The smells, the views, the soft sand, and then that one person that puts their towel and chair right next to you. Imagine sitting on the beautiful Seaside Park beach, your one day off, and someone and their family sit right next to you, literally next to you. There's room to the left and right on this "big" beautiful beach and they put their tent up right next to you.

Digital Team, photos.com, Getty Images
Digital Team, photos.com, Getty Images

I remember growing up, living in Pennsylvania we would always come to the Jersey Shore for vacation and my Dad hated when someone next to us would shake their towel right next to us and the sand blew on us. We would always laugh at the end of the day when people would start leaving and picking up their towels.

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It's just amazing to me, especially families, how much stuff people actually bring to the beach. From pools to chairs that nobody is using. Sometimes, tables, those foldable tables, tents, and more.

And, how about the seagulls. They really don't bother me that much. I do remember eating a funnel cake on the boardwalk and two swooping down and they stole it right off my plate. When you're trying to eat that sandwich while catching some sun rays and one swoops down and takes a bite of the sandwich. This usually happens to kids and they get so upset.

Here are the 10 things on the beach that annoy you the most:

10 Things on Ocean County, NJ Beaches That Annoy You

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