18 Signs You Grew Up In A Beach Town

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1. You’ve spent 3/4 of your life barefoot.

2. In fact, the first time you saw a sign like this, you were seriously confused:

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3. Most of your wardrobe looks like this:

4. You spent most of your childhood fantasizing about becoming head lifeguard…

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…and the rest was spent fantasizing ABOUT the head lifeguard.

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5. Even though you hate the cold, you welcomed winter, because you were finally free of tourists.

6. But you couldn’t wait for your visiting crush to come back every summer. Hubba hubba!

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7. You had “Don’t hassle me, I’m a local” bumper stickers plastered on everything you owned.

8. You can make three meals out of what’s available at the local cafe or concession stand.

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9. You never had to ask your parents for a ride because you rode your bike everywhere.

10. You knew about all the alternate places to hang out when the summer crowds swarmed…

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11. …and you never had to wait in any lines, because you had friends working at all the hotspots. VIP Y’ALL!

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12. You’ve woken up with the smell of bonfire hair more times than you can count.

13. Forget the bracelets, you and your best friend have had matching suits for years.

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14. Your house was filled with decorations like this:

And you welcome your guests like this:

15. You have fully accepted that there will always be some amount of sand in your bedsheets.

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16. You had to be careful with your secrets, because gossip spread like wildfire in town.

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17. No matter how badly you want to get out, you know your tiny, beachy town could never leave your heart.

18. And no problem couldn’t be solved staring out at this:

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