We are ready to spend another awesome weekend at the Jersey Shore beaches and we want to make sure we do it the right way. We are all the ambassadors of the Jersey Shore, so here's what the experts say.

We have no problem picking out the things that drive us crazy about what tourists are doing when they hit our beaches, so we thought it would be a really good idea to put our own actions to the test, just to make sure we're setting a good example.

So we did a little research and found some simple rules of thumb we should be using each time we hit our own beaches, according to modern manners and etiquette expert Diane Gottsman.

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We chose a few of her best tips that actually match some of the biggest complaints we usually lodge against our summer visitors. Check these out and make sure you're not doing any of them. we don't want to look bad.

Clean Up...When you're done, pick up after yourself. Every Monday it seems social media is overtaken by posts about how messy our beaches are. The blame seems to always land on tourists, and that's probably accurate. Some people get on vacation and think they own the place. But I'm sure some locals have slipped up once or twice. We need to eliminate that or we can't in good conscience blame someone else.

Towel Care...In the spring I thought there would be plenty of room between towels and blankets on the beach, but now I think people might be a little closer than that, so remember, that sand on the towel should land nowhere but in your space.  Shake that towel out carefully.

Don't Pack Food Seagulls Like...We're kidding...a little. What the experts say is to pack your food simply, like pouches, snacks and sandwiches, although i think seagulls like sandwiches, especially peanut butter and jelly if my childhood memories serve me correctly.

I have complete faith that Jersey Shore residents get 100% every time on this one, but you can never be too careful or too prepared.

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