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.

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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An Open Letter To Every Athlete On Their Senior Night

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"

Dear Seniors,

For many of you, today was a day that you had always wished would come sooner, only to find that when the day arrived wishing for it to come was the last thing you truly ever wanted.

When stepping out onto the court or field or rink for the very last time today, take a moment to stand quietly and look out into the crowd, look to your teammates, to your coaches, and to your fellow seniors, and remember the way this made you feel, as this is a feeling you will remember for the rest of your life.

Today and every day moving forward will be filled with memories that will last you a lifetime.

Today is a day bound to be filled with endless amounts of tears, both happy and sad, so let it be. Let these feelings consume you, and serve as a reminder that no matter where you may go in life from this very moment, that you have made a family of your own. That you have changed the lives of others by just simply being in theirs.

That all the little things were really the big things, like the nicknames you had for your teammates, or your favorite song to sing in the locker room before a game. These things that never seemed to mean anything at the time are all the things that you will carry with you when you leave this place you call your home away from home.

On this day, years from now you will not remember the wins and losses of each season, but the people that took this journey with you and never let you look back.

The teammates that picked you up and carried you through the good and the bad of each day. The ones that taught you to see the good in all things. The ones who never let you live down the stupid things you did, mainly because they did them with you. And even the ones that you couldn't stand 99.9% percent of the time.

You will remember the coaches that pushed you and never let you give up.

You will remember all the times they yelled and made you run until you couldn't walk. The times that they depended on you to be the leaders we all knew you could be. But more than any of that, you will remember the opportunity they gave you to play the game you learned to love, the game that changed your life, the game that taught you more lessons about life, love and dedication than anything ever could.

On this day I ask you to remember a few things. I ask that you remember that the impact you have had on your teammates' lives is unmeasurable, never doubt that. The time you have spent dedicated to this sport that you love was never, EVER a waste of your time, because you are a better person because of it.

I ask you to remember that although the sadness you may hold in your heart overwhelms you, that you have found a part of you along this journey that will help you follow your dreams, whatever they may be.

Play your heart out today, and leave knowing you've given it all you've got just one last time. Leave knowing that you are one of the lucky ones. Remember the love, remember the defeat, remember the laughs and the tears, remember the battle wounds. Remember this feeling, always and forever.

Best of Luck,

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You Should Challenge Yourself Every Single Day And Reflect On It

Never shy away from doing or conquering something bigger than your comfort zone.


Yikes, senior year is killing me. Multiple assignments are due at the same time, and I have no idea how I'm going to get it all done. I also have a late-night job one to three nights a week, so some of my nights are occupied by having fun and making money to balance my bank account. To add to that, I have student teaching, PLUS volunteering on a weekly basis.

I do a lot and I don't know how I'm surviving.

To be honest, some of this doesn't happen by chance. Of course, I have to go to class and work, but I don't have to volunteer. I don't have to dedicate my time to all of these extracurriculars, but I do. I don't have to fill every day with something to do, but there is a reason for everything.

Amid all this mess, I am challenging myself, and you should, too.

At least I am not bored every day, sitting in my room, surrounding myself with just classwork. When I was a freshman, I legit *lived* in my room, only leaving for class and meals. That's it. I didn't want to volunteer or get my face known because I was too afraid of drowning.

I was terrified of losing myself. I was scared of not having enough time. I was horrified of meeting new people, honestly.

I give props to my boyfriend, for getting me out there and for the motivation for this article. I joined extracurriculars when I was a sophomore when my boyfriend brought me to a movie night event, and I haven't been the same since. Reclusing was dangerous and I challenged myself to get out there and make a new family within the Student Center.

I owe it all to my boyfriend, and he already knows this.

Yes, right now, I may be sinking and trying to organize my thoughts. I'm trying my best not to forget everything this week, but that is also a challenge in itself. I honestly want my time occupied.

This is why you should do this, too. Get into the habit of setting goals and challenging yourself. Step outside of your comfort zone, and never shy away from conquering something bigger.

Challenging yourself can increase your self-worth. It'll start a chain reaction. Once you start, you won't stop. It may seem scary at first, believe me, but it only betters you in the end.

After busting out of your comfort zone and showing people who you really are, reflect on it. My boyfriend got me into this habit of reflecting on my week every Sunday. Reflecting on your challenges and triumphs can make a better you, and it makes you want to do it all over again.

Tell it to yourself. Stand in the mirror and tell your reflection what you learned and how you challenged yourself for the week. Help yourself out; you'll do you a favor.

Reflection is a good technique because you can go over what went right and what went wrong. You can find out what you need to do better, how to manage your time better, how to make something better. If you're daring, go from reflecting every week to reflecting every day.

It feels good to feel better. Try it.

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