The Best of the Worst Photos Taken At The Beach
Marc Gordon - September 3, 2019


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

For most people, summertime means hitting the beach to soak up some sun. If you thought it was just lazing around and soaking up the sun, you are sunburnt-sorely mistaken. From seagull attacks to human sand people, the beach is anything but boring. These photos prove that life really is a beach.





One thing everyone can agree on: tan lines can ruin a look. So what’s a beach-goer to do when they have no one to sunblock them up? Well, this inventive individual decided to roll on some sunblock using a paint roller to avoid all possible tan lines. Personally, we think this idea is pretty ingenious. He should probably patent that ASAP.



Pop A Squat



The poor little guy had an accident! Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go. There is nothing worse than being caught out in public without anywhere to go. And luckily, for dogs, they’re allowed to relieve themselves pretty much anywhere. We hope he feels better! And let’s be honest, everyone has peed in the ocean! No need for a toilet when nature calls. 


Float On



Normally people love bringing cool fun inflatable floats to the beach. Summertime means bringing a flamingo float to the beach with your squad for the sole purpose of getting that perfect Instagram worthy picture. The thing is, this guy is just straight up creepy. Dude, that is no trendy flamingo float. That is a blow-up doll meant for, you know, acitivies definitely not intended for public places. 



Family Affair



People dream of their wedding day to be this magical, blissful, picture-perfect event in their lives. Many happy couples hire a spend hundreds of dollars on a professional photographer to capture the whole day. And then these guys, of course, had to go ahead and ruin the picture with their goofy selves! Although it does make for a hilarious memory, we’re pretty sure the wives were definitely unhappy with the photobomb. 


Giddy Up Horsey



When you ask your significant other for a romantic sunset horseback ride expecting just that and then get this. He clearly did not want to burst his girlfriend’s romantic bubble, so he did the best he could and brought the horse to life. Fellas, do not take romantic pointers from this boyfriend! He seems to really not grasp the whole idea of courting a lady. Hope she has a pretty good sense of humor! 



Ahoy Matey!



Hello there friend, is there some sand in your pants? Let me take a look! If you can’t ask your friend to take a peek, then are you even real friends? This is one way to test your friendship: ask them to check your pants. They clearly have no sense of what is socially acceptable and what is better left off in the privacy of your own home. Keep it in your pants, guys! 





Google Maps is at it again! This is one of those photos that you definitely need to take more than one look at to understand what is going on. And what is going on here? Well, Google Maps was doing its job, taking pictures of the world, when hilarity struck! Yes, trust us on this one, these women have legs and arms and everything intact.



Once You See It



This picture is an automatic classic photobomb shot. These gorgeous ladies look picture perfect hanging out on a white sand beach enjoying their vacation. All they wanted to do was post a picture to Instagram and then- bam! If you look close enough, you can see a man on a float photobombing their shot! Dude, you do not want to mess with a squad on a mission to get the perfect shot.


Human Star



As in the wise words of Britney Spears: “She’s so lucky, she’s a star!” And yes, this lucky lady most certainly is. Though this picture is hilarious, it is also not so funny to think about where she could have possibly gotten these starfish from? Starfish can survive on land for 28 hours. We hope that this woman put them where they belong! Readers: please do not take wildlife out of the ocean! 



Baby, We Have A Problem



Oh, baby! This picture just looks like a stinker. What a way to put a damper on a great beach day. We are sure every parent can agree that this is a nightmare situation. Meaning, someone call the diaper police stat! We just hope that this dad didn’t get into the ocean to clean off. Yikes! That’s one surefire way to clear a crowd (or an ocean). 


You Goat To Be Kidding Me



Summertime means many things. Slushies, floaties, tanning spray…and goats? For those of us who cannot be parted from our furry friends, there is no possibility of hitting the beach without your bestie. And honestly, this guy must be the luckiest, happiest goat out there. Also, if you look close enough at the goat, you can see that he is fastened in a little goat-sized life jacket. Adorable!



Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting



“Those cats were fast as lightning. In fact, it was a little bit frightening, but they fought with expert timing.” Carl Douglas’ classic song was taken to the next level (literally) when these two friends “fought” it out on the beach. Don’t worry, though, no one was harmed in the making of this photo. At least we certainly hope not! 


Take A Picture, It Lasts Longer



It’s pretty apparent that this creeper behind these group of women definitely got the right angle at the right time. And every good photographer knows when to capture the perfect moment. This just one of those memorable moments. But we do have to warn beach-creepers: please do not take pictures or ogle at women. It’s so rude and inappropriate and never acceptable. Please put the camera down.



Saddle Up



Wow, this is a doozy of a picture! Looks can be deceiving, but to be clear, we really have no idea what to make of this picture. Maybe he lost a bet and was forced to walk around in a leather horse getup? Maybe yes, maybe no. I guess we will never find out. But man, we are just so curious. And you know what they say: curiousity killed the cat (or horse!) and we might just be better of not knowing.


I Spy With My Little Eye…a Goat?



This might just be one of the most random and peculiar things ever spotted on a beach. Whoever this is, wherever you are, you officially have earned the title of being the goatiest man on the beach. Thanks for the laughs! We don’t know who is worse off: the man in the goat hat or the girl holding his hand. That’s just so embarrassing, but hey man, do you. Live your goatiest life.



Run, Boy, Run!



That green man-thong really knows how to scare the kids away. Did this man get some inspiration from Borat? Or was he just shopping around in the local Halloween store? Either way, does it even matter? Because he just scarred this little boy for life. Also, us. We are pretty scarred for life. Geeze, it looks like he just made that sling out of seaweed or something.


Pint-Sized Snack



When you are at the beach, you get hungry! From taking a dip in the water to catching those sunny rays, bumming it at the beach can make you pretty hungry. And every beach day requires a beach picture for Instagram. Every good photographer knows that it’s all about that perfect angle. What a tasty snack.



Beach Bums



The definition of a beach bum: an individual who brings a pull-out couch to the beach just so they can get their tan on while in the comfort of their own home. Jealous much? Yeah, us too, and next time we hit the beach we are so doing the same. A way to level up your beach game even further: bring a mini-fridge to store those tasty sandwiches and drinks. 


Legen- Wait For It



This is one of those ‘honey, I’m about to lose our kid!’ moments. This little girl looks like she is having the time of her life running down the sand dune while her father looks much less pleased. We are pretty sure that every parent has experienced a moment just like this one. And wait to see what happens next.






Oh no! Well, to be perfectly honest, we all were thinking that this scenario could only possibly end one way. And yeah, this was it. The poor little girl took a big stumble while running down the sand dune. The good news is it was just soft sand. The bad news is she probably got a mouthful of sand. Which is worse: a mouthful of sand or salty water?


House Arrest



These two really know how to make the best out of there time while on the watch. They may be in trouble and all, but boy don’t we all wish we knew what arrest really entailed or we would break the law a little more often. If the clock was ticking on us and there was just one place we could choose to go during our time of freedom, it would definitely be the beach.



Expectation vs Reality



Have you ever read a book and wished it was reality? Well, this woman has no idea that her (possible) wish has come true. While she was busy diving into her day read, this book worm had no clue that she was soon to become the talk of the beach. Also, we are really curious as to which book she is reading. It looks like it could easily be her own face on that cover!


Beach Pong FTW!



Ahh, a good old game of beer pong. The defining American pastime that everyone knows and loves. Taking the game to the beach is the ultimate next level. These guys really know what’s up. The only question we have is can we join? Just a fun fact for any of our readers out there who are curious: beer pong reportedly began at Dartmouth College in the 1950s and 1960s. But around that same time, Bucknell University claims to have invented the game; they called it “throw pong.” And from that moment on the competitive beer pong wars commenced! 



Professional Photobomber



We all know that classic Baywatch slow-motion running montage, right? And every time you get out of the ocean water you somehow imagine yourself looking pretty similar. Aka, hair slicked back with beachy waves, body on point, the whole bit. And then someone takes a picture of you and it’s so clearly not how you look. Truth be told, though, no one looks like that. It’s all in the movies. So just have fun and don’t sweat the small stuff like your appearance. 


Sneaky Seagull



This is one of those images captured at just the right time. And the man’s face certainly says it all! Those seagulls steal everything. Your food, your flip flops, your sunglasses, even the hat on your own head. Greedy little birds mooching on us beach-goers. What a bummer, but also a lesson learned. Keep all valuables stashed far away!



Splish Splash



As absurd as this image looks, allow us to explain it from a parents perspective. Maybe the kids don’t know how to swim or the parents want to relax and not worry about them swimming in the rough ocean water. Or maybe these kids are just pool people. Some people really dislike the ocean salty water. But still, it is pretty hilarious to see an inflatable pool at the beach.


Off-Roading A Little Too Far



This is actually a pretty hilarious story. The car company Dodge tried to shoot a commercial on the beach when the unthinkable happened. The producers at Dodge definitely did not see this coming. But honestly, how did that truck end up in the ocean? This is surely not what they mean when they say their trucks can handle off-roading.



Boyfriend Of The Year Award Goes To…



Okay, let’s be honest with ourselves: we all have asked our partner to take a picture of us. Some of us take a quick picture while some really do a full-on photoshoot. Either way, do your thing! Still, it’s pretty hilarious what’s going on in the background. Each boyfriend is trying to find the best angle of their girlfriends.


Whoa, Nelly!



All you animal lovers will love this fun fact. The Assateague horse lives in Virginia and Maryland and can be found making some trouble for beach-goers. These little rascals welcome themselves to scarf down some of your food and even trash campsites! The rule is to keep away from these guys, even if they take your spot on the beach.



Batman Minus Robin



Batman without Robin is like peanut butter without jelly or avocado without toast. That may explain why Batman is looking so blue. As blue, in fact, as that crystal blue ocean water. Maybe Robin got stuck on line for some ice cream. We just can’t stop laughing at this photo, poor Batman looks so lost.


This Is A Good Idea



If you are anything like us, you look at this picture and automatically have a couple of logistical questions. First of all, how did they get a surfboard the size of a boat? Second of all, how are all of these people standing? Such balance! Such grace! Thirdly, not so much a question than a statement, this is epic.



Bad Monkeys



Everybody needs to follow some rules of life. Walk on the right side of the road, be polite, keep it clean, lock it don’t lose it, hug your parents, and also: don’t feed the wildlife! No matter how much they beg or plead, do not give in to their cuteness. These are some adorable monkeys, though, look at the little baby ones!


Don’t Pretend, We See You



This might just be one of the most hilarious signs we have ever encountered in our lives. We cannot stop laughing at how blatantly honest and true this is. Whoever thought of this and then implemented it is winning at beach life. We’re just glad somebody said it! Ain’t that the truth.