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18 Struggles Girls Who've Been To The Beach Understand

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1. You always expect to get gorgeous, natural beach hair, but it really just turns into a tangled mess.

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2. If you wear sunglasses all day instead of a cute sun hat, you run the risk of getting that raccoon-eye burn on your face.

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3. Deciding which shoes to wear, if any, is a bitch. If you DO wear them, walking in the sand is awkward. If you don't, you can burn your feet.

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4. And if you decide to wear flip flops, you have to deal with kicking up all the sand onto your legs. UGH.

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5. Once you find a spot and put your towel down, someone will get sand on it. Without a doubt.

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6. No matter what, sand will end up anywhere and everywhere.

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7. No matter how much sunscreen you apply, you constantly feel like you're burning.

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8. No matter how warm it is outside, trying to go swimming is a challenge because the water is always so cold.

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9. If you go swimming and are wearing a strapless top, you're living in fear of flashing someone.

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10. Once you're in the water, you immediately begin to play the game "dodge the seaweed."

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11. The salt and the sand chip your nail polish quickly, but it's a sacrifice you have no choice but to make.

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12. If you're on your period, it's an even worse experience than when you're NOT at the beach. Because you literally have nothing covering you but your swimsuit.

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13. The bathroom or port-o-potties are always SO gross and wet.

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14. Trying to read a book seems like a good idea on the beach, but instead creates constant pain in your eyes.

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15. If you wear glasses, you risk accidentally wandering away from your friends once you take them off, because you can't see.

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16. Seagulls seem adorable until they come near your food and purse.

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17. When you see a cute group of guys walk by, you try to act cute, but you're sweating and burning up, so it's even harder than flirting when NOT at the beach.

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18. And you inevitably end up with a bad sunburn, even though you applied sunscreen all day.

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