Who doesn't love a fun-filled trip to the beach? On a hot summer day, there's nothing better than packing up the cooler with frosty cold drinks and an assortment of snacks, throwing on your favorite suit, slathering on the sunscreen, and catching some epic waves as you soak up the sun and become one with nature. It's the perfect way to connect with family and friends and usually results in some good laughs, good exercise, and good old-fashioned fun that you just can't get indoors.
Except when it doesn't.
The following people reveal their biggest beach fails, which range from accidental exposure to humiliating experiences with a few disgusting surprises thrown in. You're going to want to wear your lifejacket for this one, folks. The secondhand embarrassment is so strong it'll leave you cringing for days afterward. (And make you reconsider that trip to the beach you have planned at the end of the month.)
This call to action.
It’s Hashtags time! Tag a tweet with #BeachFail and then tell us about a funny or weird thing that happened to you… https://t.co/37o2ZSTpVg— jimmy fallon (@jimmy fallon)1563378659.0
This instant karma.
@jimmyfallon Went snorkeling with my friend and he found a house key in the ocean. He picked it up and said “some i… https://t.co/l8B7iON12J— Max G (@Max G)1563379371.0
This poor ginger.
@jimmyfallon My cousin had a beach wedding. I’m a very pale redhead. I put on so much sunscreen that the flash from… https://t.co/GyNurJ0Ldf— Brittany Rhoades (@Brittany Rhoades)1563379003.0
This anatomy lesson.Hey, they've got to learn about the human body one way or another, right? Why not bombard them with an entire beach full?
This heavy sleeper.
@jimmyfallon I let my daughter nap on the beach until a concerned man came and asked if she was my daughter. Then… https://t.co/1JFRzcycPd— Colleen mayes (@Colleen mayes)1563380936.0
This questionable decision.
@jimmyfallon When my sister was little, she saw a Cheeto in the sand and ate it. Come to find out it was orange sea… https://t.co/5OXsSsi3TW— Emma Morgan (@Emma Morgan)1563386832.0
This (un)natural athlete.
@jimmyfallon First time paddle boarding. Got no instruction from the harbor rental people. Later I was notified via… https://t.co/hmpYbZnSPC— Austin 🎃 Holm (@Austin 🎃 Holm)1563385588.0
This big 'ol mess.
@jimmyfallon #BeachFail That time I was eating a sandwhich while walking on the beach and I was attacked by MANY se… https://t.co/tbwAhTcBZC— Terry (@Terry)1563411064.0
This unsurprising outcome.
@jimmyfallon A dog peed on my fiancé's back while we were at the dog beach. #BeachFail— Sonia (@Sonia)1563379627.0
This revealing encounter.
@jimmyfallon My dad showed up to the same beach my mom & I were at & he saw the tattoo I had been hiding for 3 years https://t.co/iRSsAQCmnu— Bella (@Bella)1563379067.0
This fun vacation.
@jimmyfallon Family trip to the coast. Sister drank too much of the salt water and spent the entire vacation puking… https://t.co/mtklE6nbGl— Russ4MVP (@Russ4MVP)1563379277.0
This party animal.
@jimmyfallon My wife passed out on the beach in Cabo after too many margaritas. When I found her, she was at the hi… https://t.co/Zj6HeqfPU1— j_martin_seven_oh (@j_martin_seven_oh)1563386716.0
This friendly jogger.
@jimmyfallon @jimmyfallon Had a jogger in a orange jump suit wave hello as he was sprinting by, few minuets later c… https://t.co/0lnTRH7IIL— GingerFrappuccino (@GingerFrappuccino)1563387736.0
This unexpected visitor.
@jimmyfallon I grew up in Chicago & my younger 1/2 sister lived in the suburbs & thought Chicago was scary. To prov… https://t.co/X4D8W807sN— Eileen915 (@Eileen915)1563548628.0
This honest response.
@jimmyfallon I took my 9 year old son to a beach in Northern California. I noticed he kept putting his hands down h… https://t.co/lZpUVlgMTZ— RWright (@RWright)1563570885.0
This surprising hangout spot.
@jimmyfallon Me and my friends ran into the water like little school girls, only to run right back out with microsc… https://t.co/L9m5Fqd8U1— Seb (@Seb)1563385686.0
This wet weekend.
@jimmyfallon My family camped on a beach at a lake. It rained a lot one day and the lake waters rose quickly and my… https://t.co/YYtywmzh9D— Lily Soliloquy (@Lily Soliloquy)1563427176.0
This waste of money.
@jimmyfallon Got to beach with no sunglasses. Drove to store and returned with a new $160 pair that I justified pri… https://t.co/dTa0tzWFW0— Jᴏʜɴ Bᴀʟʟ (@Jᴏʜɴ Bᴀʟʟ)1563380650.0
This nosey neighbor.
@jimmyfallon My kid was more interested in the family behind us and spent half an hour talking to them instead… https://t.co/xnDi7CzUOk— Jaclyn (@Jaclyn)1563385795.0
This terrible father.
@jimmyfallon When I was a kid, we would feed the seagulls and my dad would purposely throw bread over my head to sc… https://t.co/2p2bP42LHL— Haley Sakewitz (@Haley Sakewitz)1563410186.0
This uninvited guest.
@jimmyfallon My sister got married at a “private” beach wedding in Florida. A drunk fisherman showed up and is almo… https://t.co/8eyMAuiLGU— Heather H (@Heather H)1563433302.0
This narrowly avoided catastrophe.
@jimmyfallon Had our umbrella up and a huge gust of wind blew it away almost impaling a small child in front of his family. #Beachfail— Clair Gregorchik (@Clair Gregorchik)1563466665.0
This angry infant.
@jimmyfallon Took my son, then abt 9 mons, to the beach. Got his toes wet, he hated it. Went to sit in the sand & h… https://t.co/Vw4GkluKMx— 😷👸🏾 Masked Princess 👸🏾😷 (@😷👸🏾 Masked Princess 👸🏾😷)1563413251.0
This sandy situation.
@jimmyfallon Thought I had lucked out when I found an empty area on the beach. Turns out it was part of a triathlon… https://t.co/nZftzBRaB2— 🌸✨pat-patricia-trish🌿🍄 (@🌸✨pat-patricia-trish🌿🍄)1563378958.0
This family photo.
@jimmyfallon Accidentally let go of my daughters hand when we were doing a "jump" beach pic! #BeachFail some might… https://t.co/mMidIl1fqg— Kelly Rowold (@Kelly Rowold)1563379361.0
This cheeky seagull.
@jimmyfallon I was on the beach trying to do up my bikini when a seagul swooped down, took my food and the bikini t… https://t.co/L0H8ZjdaNk— leah (@leah)1563378880.0
This pinchy pet.
@jimmyfallon There's also that time where some dude was like let me introduce u to my pet firulais, which is litera… https://t.co/f9bJDCvzcG— Fabi (@Fabi)1563380186.0
These fashionable creatures.
@jimmyfallon My friend said, “hey there’s a sea creature which looks like my purse”. When we looked closely, it was… https://t.co/1GdF8npTNr— Jessica Kaur Pahwa (@Jessica Kaur Pahwa)1563385177.0
This unique find.
@jimmyfallon When you think you found a really cool rock, but then later you just realize it’s dog poop. #BeachFail— Nicole (@Nicole)1563381517.0
This fishy burn.
@jimmyfallon @FallonTonight I fell asleep on the beach and my friends laid goldfish all over me. The next morning I… https://t.co/neOi2bFVOi— Katie Maye (@Katie Maye)1563426215.0