With the threat of a second polar vortex now safely behind us, we can wholly devote ourselves to enjoying the rest of the Summer -- namely, by gorging on sticky barbecue and drinking frosty beers. Or better yet, drinking frosty beers on the beach. Simple, right?
Not really. In this country, most public beaches have rules that prohibit the open consumption of alcohol, and while plenty of us are happy to subvert said rules, they can still keep us from enjoying the full glory of a boozy day in the sand. To that end, we've come up with this handy cheat sheet of 18 US beaches where it's totally legal to drink.