12 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Grew Up Near The Beach

By living in Florida, you’re pretty much always within driving distance to the beach. Which is pretty darn cool, if you ask us. Whether you’re by the panhandle, on the Gulf side, or over by the Atlanta, the beach is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. For those Floridians who grew up right on the beach or very close, however, there are a few things that only you will understand. Take a look.

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Let’s keep this list going! Add in the comments sections your own additions to things you’ll only understand if you grew up near the beach.

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