The 17 Types Of People You Always See At The Beach

The 17 Types Of People You Always See At The Beach

Stereotypical beach-goers you see — Every. Single. Time.
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If you're a frequent beach-goer like me, you spend as many summer days as possible at the beach. And when you spend that much time at the beach, you begin to notice the stereotypical groups of people who also frequent the beach. Here are just some of them.

1. A middle aged woman in a one-piece bathing suit and a sun hat, reading a Danielle Steel novel.

2. A group of three to four college girls spending most of their beach day trying to take the perfect Instagram.

This includes selfies and supposedly candid stand-up photos in the water.

3. That 20-something couple that lay on their blanket cuddling the whole time, but leave at 2 p.m.

4. A retired couple sitting by the water in their matching Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella.

They may not exchange two words all day. They're content reading their books and eating their tuna sandwiches respectively.

5. That annoying family with at least two screaming kids.

This includes the parents screaming at the kids for misbehaving. These are the same kids who walk across your blanket with their sandy feet.

6. That family who brings a camping tent.

There's always that super extra family who sets up a tent that takes up half the beach. Please stop. Just bring an umbrella like the rest of us.

7. Those people who bring a speaker and blast their music for the whole beach to hear.

If I'm not in your beach group, and I can hear your music, it's annoying. If you want to listen to music on a crowded beach, use headphones like a decent human being.

8. An older shirtless man running down the beach, wearing running sneakers and headphones.

Good for you, my dude. Running is hard enough. Running on the beach is even harder. I mean, I don't run, so I'm assuming here...

9. A beautiful girl who looks so gorgeous in her bikini you swear you're just going to stop eating... for like five seconds.

Seriously, is that Alexis Ren? Did you even go to the beach if you didn't take a hit or two to the self-confidence?

10. A person with such a bad sunburn that you physically hurt for them.

And this serves as your hourly reminder to re-apply sunblock to your own body. We've all been there.

11. That person whose skin is so white it hurts your eyes.

You ache for them for the sunburn they are inevitably going to get from being in the sun for one to two minutes.

12. A try-hard photographer with a Canon around her neck.

Please don't drop your camera in the ocean. What would your photography Instagram page followers do without your daily posts with a million hashtags?

10. At least one surfer dude.

Spotted usually with long hair, with or without a surfing wetsuit.

11. Elementary school kids on boogie boards.

With the wrist strap, of course. You always have to dodge them when trying to get into the ocean. They're EVERYWHERE.

12. Kids digging holes in the sand.

What is it with kids digging holes in the sand? We all did it. But why??? What were we trying to accomplish?

13. A blonde woman who tans all day and never once goes in the water because it's "too cold!"

You see her re-apply tanning oil at least six times.

14. And the muscular guy she's with picking her up and carrying her to the water, her screaming all the way.

"Don't you dare throw me in the water! Put me down right now!" You read that in a high pitched girly voice, don't even lie.

15. Someone with such a dark tan you don't even know if they're Caucasian.

How is it even possible to get your skin that dark?

16. That girl who is on her iPhone the entire time.

And squinting her eyes and/or holding her palm over her eyes to see her phone screen in the bright sunlight. Are you even at the beach if you don't Snapchat it? And Instagram it? And Facebook it?

17. College boys who came to the beach just to throw a football back and forth the whole time.

And gawk at the girls in bikinis. One of them is probably wearing swim trunks with the American flag on them and will try to get your phone number. Avoid at all costs.

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22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.

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"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

1. Go sky diving.

What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)

2. Go cliff jumping/diving.

I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.

3. Ride in a hot air balloon.

Up, up and away.

4. Try out skiing.

Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.

5. Try out snow boarding.

Shawn White, I'm coming for you.

6. Go bungee jumping.

Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.

7. Go to Portugal.

I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?

8. Go to Cape Verde.

Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.

9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.

I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.

10. Try out surfing.

It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.

11. Learn a new langauge.

Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.

12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.

Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.

13. Go paddle boarding.

Pretty boring but I've never done it.

14. Go scuba diving.

I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.

15. Learn how to line dance.

There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.

16. Go kayaking.

All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.

17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.

I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.

18. Get my palms read.

Because who doesn't want to know their future.

19. Go to a medium.

Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.

20. Take a helicopter ride.

Air plane: check Helicopter:....

21. Sleep under the stars.

Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping

22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.

Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.

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Summer Jobs Are The Absolute Worst And You Know I'm Right

The only thing that sucks more than moving home for the summer, is finding a job for the summer.

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I understand that working never tends to be something we necessarily want to do, but working in the summer is especially dreadful. If you ever moved back home for a summer, you might be familiar with these few reasons ALL summer jobs suck.

Summer jobs want stability- not experience...

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If you told me I'd be able to find a summer job easier as a high school student than a college student, I would've laughed at you. Why would it be easier to get a job in high school when a college student is more qualified and experienced? It's because high school students will still be around for the school year, and not all college students will be. Summer jobs don't care. Broke college students do though.

Summer jobs want stability- not experience. Previously, finding a job in high school was never a problem for me. I applied, I waited, and I was hired. Now it's like a place of employment sees "college student" on an application, and they burn it at the stake. Employers only want to hire you if you'll be around for the long haul. Consider yourself lucky if you went to college in your hometown or close to your hometown. Switching jobs because of school sucks.

Plan ahead or you're SOL.

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College students are busy, and the last thing I had in mind during the winter semester of my freshman year was to plan ahead for a job months away in a town I didn't currently live in. I guess that should've been one of the main things on my mind.

Summer jobs also want you to have plans for your summer employment long before summer arrives! What a surprise it was to me when everyone around told me that you need to apply at most places in the winter to guarantee a spot in the summer! Who knew working at an ice cream shop was so competitive?

Working in the summer just sucks.

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When you finally get hired at your last choice of employment because that's all that was willing to hire you, (at a noticeably lower rate of pay than you requested), you're pretty grateful to be working again. You also usually have to start working more and right away because of the time off due to being unable to easily find a job, so there goes your whole summer. Soon you will watch out the dirty pizza parlor window as your friends drive by on the way to the beach.

Nobody wants to spend their entire summer working, but that is the price to pay as a broke college student. The money isn't great. Your job isn't great, but hopefully you can still make the best out of a shitty situation. Yay working!

The bright side of summer jobs is that they're usually pretty easy and effortless. It might suck to get up and do the same thing for low pay every day of your summer, but it's not hard to scoop ice cream for a few hours and then hit the road with your best friends while you complain about your terrible jobs and stay out all night just to get up and do it again the next morning.

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