Even accidentally taking a little bit of sand from the beach (like stray sand that ends up in sneakers or in the bottom of bags) can add up to significant erosion when you multiply by the number of people who visit the beach every day. To help prevent accidental sand loss, try these tips. Use a mesh tote bag so sand can easily fall through the holes. Avoid sneakers and closed-toe shoes; choose flip-flops, which can be easily shaken clean, instead. And choose a chair over a beach towel when lounging; chairs can be dipped in the water so any sand is easily washed off and returned to the beach.
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