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Bad form at the beach? Who's on their worst behavior?

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Thousands of people crowded the beaches of San Diego to celebrate Independence Day this weekend. But not every beach-goer has the best manners.

News 8's Photojournalist Charlie Landon files this video report with an inside look at the unspoken rules of beach etiquette.

Meanwhile, according to TripAdvisor, 74% of those surveyed** felt that beach and pool goers violate some form of etiquette.

The worst beach and pool etiquette violators are:

1. New Yorkers

2. New Jersey residents

3. Floridians

*Miami Beach, Florida, was identified as the U.S. beach with the worst behaved beachgoers.

Beach fashion faux-pas

34% consider it an etiquette violation for men to wear Speedos

25% think that skimpy bikinis are a no-no for women

78% think it's okay for women to go topless at the beach or pool, in destinations where it's culturally acceptable

6% think it's acceptable, regardless of the destination.

Worst beach behavior

1. Blasting loud Music

2. Public intoxication

3. Littering

Most annoying pool manners

1. Blasting loud music

2. Beach chair hogging

3. Smoking

Other interesting results

85% consider it unacceptable to reserve chairs by getting up early and leaving one's possessions on them

79% consider it unacceptable for a stranger to request assistance with applying suntan lotion

28% consider six feet to be the closest acceptable distance to sit next to another stranger, at a crowded beach

**More than 1,100 U.S. respondents were surveyed.

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