Given the recent conversation about exploring new places, I'm curious about what parts of a beach are and aren't accessible once we get to the public access point. I live in a place where some access points seem to be 25' wide with POSTED signs on both sides. I've heard some folks say that anything below mean tide is public and screw the property owner, whereas others say that certain tidelands are grandfathered into their title and unless you can outrun a 12 gauge, don't think about it. As my wife will attest to, if there isn't a clear set of written instructions, I'm inclined to do as I please. However, I'm not looking to give any of us a bad name. Now I'm no dumbass; I won't take a break in your adirondack chairs, I won't leave trash on your bulkhead, nor will I break any other law that I might have 15 years ago. So, how do we all legally scout out new territory, on foot, in a manner that doesn't give us a bad name?