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Odd question about flip flops...

We are currently vacationing on the Gulf in Alabama and have noticed something odd. We are staying at a very large condo complex and a significant number of people leave their flip flops/shoes at the end of the dock before they slog with their stuff to the waterfront. This isn't a short walk and some of these shoes are expensive. It's odd to me that people wouldn't just wear their footwear to their claimed spot on the beach. Is this a regional thing? I've seen a few pairs left at the end of the boardwalk on my native Georgia and Florida beaches but never in these numbers. Any clue? Thanks.
posted by pearlybob on Jun 2, 2014 - 24 answers

What interesting things can I be doing at the beach and marsh while it's too cold for the usual summer activities? Sciency, educational, artsy craftsy, exercise/activity...

What unique activities could I be doing at the beach and the marsh over time to take better advantage of both while it's too cold for swimming, sunning, and the usual beach activities? Educational things, amateur science experiments/measurements, artsy craftsy things, exercise other than jogging, etc. Let your imagination run wild. [more inside]
posted by Askr on Dec 2, 2010 - 17 answers

How can we keep sand from getting into our house?

We live across the street from the beach and are constantly losing the battle to keep sand out of the house. What are your tips and tricks for dealing with this problem?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Mar 29, 2010 - 12 answers

What great novel have you read recently?

Dear MeFites, what fabulous book recommendations can you give me for a week of becoming one with the sand? I will have about 5 days in paradise and my plan is to read as many books as possible. [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Mar 15, 2010 - 31 answers

The foolish man built his shed upon the sand

Planning a shed on a beach. How should I build the foundation? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Mar 6, 2010 - 13 answers

What was this beach construction project?

On the beach I visited in Cancun, there was a continuous construction project, and I'd like to know what they were doing/the process involved. [more inside]
posted by agregoli on Feb 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Breathing holes from a giant undersea Cthulhu

What is this thing that we found on the beach? [more inside]
posted by shammack on Nov 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Beach Comfort

How can I be comfortable sitting on the beach for a few hours, without my back and arms seizing up? [more inside]
posted by trashcan on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

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