Summer is here, and according to TripAdvisor’s 2012 beach and pool etiquette survey, travelers are exposed to more than just sun and surf. This year’s survey found that 83 percent of respondents believe people often violate some form of beach or pool etiquette, up from 74 percent in 2011. The survey also found that some travelers are apt to speak up against violations, with 31 percent of sunbathing travelers indicating that they have asked a stranger to stop behaving rudely at the beach or pool (up from 26 percent last year).
Some of the top beach and pool violations from this year’s survey include:
Top Beach Violations
-Blasting loud music (18%)
-People not picking up after their dogs (11%)
-Beach chair hogging (9%)
Top Pool Violations
-Pool chair hogging (29%)
-Blasting loud music (11%)
-84 percent get agitated when others save beach or pool chairs by leaving belongings on them.
-89 percent think smoking at the pool should be prohibited.
-69 percent think that smoking at the beach should not be allowed.
-35 percent consider it a breach of etiquette not to rinse off before entering the pool – although 80 percent confess to not always doing so.
The full results, including the top restricted beach and pool zones that travelers wish for, can be found here. Take a peek and tell us in the comments section: What ranks as your top violation of beach and pool etiquette?