I would imagine there are quite a few beachfront owners who can't sit in front on their house. I can only get a spot if I go put chairs out very, very early. Even then, if I only put out a couple of chairs people move them. They either throw them up higher on the beach or lay them down and proceed to sit where the chairs were set up. Some of the vendors are completely rude when you remind them that they are not to set up in front of the houses.