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With Memorial Day now in the year’s rear-view mirror, summer has officially begun.

Millions of Americans will spend part of their summer at the beach — hoping to soak in the rays, play in the surf and enjoy the freedom that only a summer vacation can provide.

But lest you think a carefree summer getaway can be free of government nannies, we’re here to offer some examples of how beach towns are trying to control what you do and how you do it.

Ocean City, Md., made headlines earlier this month for instituting a new ban on profanity at the beach.

Though there is no legal punishment for mutter a swear word after being decked by a large wave or losing a game of beach volleyball, the town posted dozens of signs along its boardwalk and beachfront reminding visitors to watch their mouth.

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