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Photo: DisobeyArt (Shutterstock) When you think of music festivals, do you think of muddy, gross displays of overcrowding like the legendary Woodstock festivals? Or do you have not-so-fond memories of soaked shoes and shivering through the tinny sound of distant bands as you struggled to find your will to live? Perhaps you swore off festivals the last time you experience the true horror of a sweltering port-a-potty or being approximately six miles from the main stage. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Like everything else in this world, your festival experience will almost always come down to one crucial factor: Location, location, location. If you’ll looking to gather with your fellow humans for a few days of music, food, or some other passion, why not find a festival that’s held on a beach? All over the globe, people are organizing beach festivals. That means sun, sea, and sand. That means not freezing your butt off, and having all the joys of a day at the beach with a better soundtrack, menu, or activities list. If we’ve sold you on the benefits of finding your fun by the ocean, here are ten beach festivals you should definitely make travel plans for. Hangout Music Fest Where & when: Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 20-22 With a list of performers including Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, and Halsey, this would be a classic festival based on the music offerings alone. But the Hangout Music Fest , sponsored by Alabama’s legendary Hangout […]