Better Than #HotDogLegs: 18 Beach Instagrams To Master

Some of us may choose to turn our cell phones off at the beach, resisting the urge to check notifications of any kind. This post is for everyone else: the ones who realize that a sandy background, breaking waves, and surfboards standing at attention make Instagram gold.
But, in your selfie-taking adventures, there is one pitfall to avoid like nitrates: #hotdoglegs. The leg-shaming (or is it food-celebrating?) meme may be an accurate description of your default soaking-up-the-sun pose from last year, but we're here to inspire with 18 more ways to frame your coastline photos. This time around, the poses may get a bit more advanced than, say, laying there with your knees up, but the resulting double-taps will prove the effort was worth it. So, click through, craft a pretty square, and then put the phone away — it's beach time.

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