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Beach etiquette...?

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AtHomeDadGlos · 19/07/2017 19:23

Right. At the beach the other day, lovely weather. Quite full and filling up but lots of spare room.

Someone comes and pitches their wind break and two fuck off huge umbrellas two feet in front of us, ruinning our view.

Even worse, they pitched it around some of our stuff - we had to ask them to pass it to us.

This isn't on right? Thankfully we were leaving within the hour as our daughter needed a nap, so we did the British thing and didn't say anything.

Beach etiquette...?
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GirlOnATrainToShite · 19/07/2017 19:24

That's Bournemouth Grin

TuttiFruttiCutie · 19/07/2017 19:25

Weirdos, them not you!

PinkHeart5911 · 19/07/2017 19:26

Even worse, they pitched it around some of our stuff - we had to ask them to pass it to us 😂

Sometimes I think some people don't very often encounter another human and just don't know how to act

No it's not on OP

AtHomeDadGlos · 19/07/2017 20:09

Not Bournemouth actually, a beach in Cornwall. Felt like Brighton though for the time we stayed.

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Aquamarine1029 · 19/07/2017 20:30

What a bunch of inconsiderate dolts. It's amazing how fucking clueless and rude some people are. I'm with you, op. These people are daft.

ChasingHighs · 19/07/2017 20:36

When on holiday last year a family came trundling up the beach with a wooden trolley thing full of beach paraphernalia and plonked themselves right in front of us to set up camp.

We moved.

GirlOnATrainToShite · 19/07/2017 20:38

In Bournemouth there is no room but if Cornwall no excuse at all - beaches are HUGE!

ConstanceCraving · 19/07/2017 20:38

Was it very busy!

dudsville · 19/07/2017 20:39

And the scary clown faces to boot!

TrollTheRespawnJeremy · 19/07/2017 20:39

I would have been livid. Absolute arseholes.

Groupie123 · 19/07/2017 20:48

I would have found a way to knock it down or tear a hole. It's ridiculous.

GirlOnATrainToShite · 19/07/2017 20:51

I would have got the kids to dig a complete moat around them and them fulledvit with water Smile

viques · 19/07/2017 20:51

People are weird. Sorry, I will rephrase that, other people are weird. On Sunday we were at a lovely (and free ! ) stately home with beautiful gardens, woodland walks, lake ,picnic areas etc etc.And at least four family groups had plonked their picnic rugs etc right bang next to the lake. Fine except that the lake has masses of Canada geese so the grass was covered in huge blobs of goose poo! Their toddlers were practically crawling through it, not to mention having to watch them like Hawks next to the water. Yet not two minutes away there was the huge walled garden with several private areas of lovely clean grass, covered with daisies, or the meadow area with picnic tables .

Hey ho.

Toysaurus · 19/07/2017 21:06

I was on a wet and windy beach in Minehead in June. Totally empty beach for miles in either direction. Until some weird family came and sat one foot away from us. I just couldn't and still can't get my head around it. YANBU.

AtHomeDadGlos · 19/07/2017 21:06

There's nowt as queer as folk. Especially those beach wankers

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Guavaf1sh · 19/07/2017 23:48

There is a beach with a little stream that runs along it close to where I live and when that happened to us we spent a good hour digging a new channel but it was worth it to see the diverted stream flood their camp.

Louiselouie0890 · 20/07/2017 02:16

Yanbu! Last time we went there was plenty of room but a family decided to park right next to us and start playing frisbee and football right next to us and I had a baby with me. They also chose to ignore (they saw him do it) there darling little son that decided to go right in front of us and back dig/throw sand at us like a dog does when digging all while we were eating but as long as they didn't have entertain the little darling while they played there frisbee.

MrsOverTheRoad · 20/07/2017 02:44

What rude people!

I live in Oz and in a place where there are many beautiful and deserted beaches. I will never forget the day I was on a completely empty beach with my two DC and I was sitting in a nice spot...when a woman with two DC arrives and sets her stuff up RIGHT NEXT TO US!

I was looking at MILES of empty beach and she thought it was ok to park beside us.

She didn't greet us...or say "Hi!" so wasn't looking for a friend...she got her book out and her kids began to play in the water.

I just got right up and moved.


Tangfastics · 20/07/2017 02:56

Christ, they've obviously never been to Glastonbury - they would have been handed their arse!

Despite being ridiculously crowded you do not build camp round other people's shit!

elfinpre · 20/07/2017 03:36

I'd have to say something.

I hope you at least shook out your towel so the sand went over them.

AlmostAJillSandwich · 20/07/2017 05:05

I think some people subconsciously seek out the comfort of being close by to other people. Others are either clueless or assholes.

CrohnicallyPregnant · 20/07/2017 07:21

I remember one time we took our dog to a deserted stretch of coastline for an off lead play, we also had a toddler with us so set up camp with a blanket and bucket and spade etc. By deserted, I mean the kind of place where you walk miles across the dunes and not another living soul in sight.

Until a horse rider came along, fair enough I recalled the dog and put him on lead while the rider galloped sling the sand a little way in front of us. Dog watched horse intently and I distracted him with treats and a toy so he wouldn't bark.

Except she then turned round to gallop back. And again. And again. She spent about 10-15 minutes crossing backwards and forwards in front of us at different speeds, even stopping to dismount and have a drink and faff with the horse.

Just why? There was easily 2 miles each side of us with not another single person or dog, and she had to stay within barking distance.

Screwinthetuna · 20/07/2017 07:24

That's so rude! I wouldn't have been able to keep my mouth shut; I'd have said something

Bluntness100 · 20/07/2017 07:34

I think humans are naturally pack animals and there is a percentage of the population who do have that feeling in extreme and want to be next to any human. Drives me nuts. You see it in loads of places. Empty cinema, someone sits right next to you. I honestly can't get my head round it and find it irritating.

AtHomeDadGlos · 20/07/2017 07:38

Thanks for sharing your experiences. There are some good ones!

I've also had the empty beach and people plonking right next to you one. They had a loud child and my wife and I were childless at the time. Totally rubbish bed our peace and quiet. So we started swearing, loudly, in our conversation. Things like 'Christ it's fucking hot isn't it? What a bloody lovely view' etc. They moved.

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