One of the “bus people” around Santa Cruz celebrates the day from the door of her home - a repainted and refurbished school bus. When police move in to enforce camping regulations, the beach squatters must move on.
Always check the local regulations before hitting the beach. What may be allowable and enjoyable at your beach at home may be illegal and potentially hazardous at other beaches. For example, Bowman’s Beach Park on Sanibel Island does not allow open fires, but some beaches and parks do.