5. Observe signs
Many beaches also serve as national parks or nature preserves. Even those that aren’t officially designated as preserved land are typically rich in wildlife, including marine mammals and birds and local plant life.
Signs with polite requests such as “Please stay off dunes” or “Please do not feed animals” are more than suggestions. Following these instructions is essential for protecting local ecosystems. So, keep your eyes open for signs, and heed all signage while you’re on the beach.