I grew up in Southern California and went to the beach all the time.
Times were freer then.
Now, the beach has become a place of less freedom:
beach-goers may toss balls and Frisbees with Lifegauds permission on beaches in Los Angeles County between Memorial Day and Labor Day.Back in the day, we knew how to behave ourselves at the beach. And we didn't need permission from lifeguards to send those Frisbees sailing through the air.