Summertime means chilling at the ocean beach, eating mountains of ice cream, and getting gorgeously tanned. Unfortunately, some people found out that suntan lotion has a few side effects, as well. Mostly, bad luck and beach fun turned into awkward situations.

Jimmy Fallon, the host of the popular The Tonight Show, asked his viewers to share their biggest, worst beach blunders and funny accidents. “It’s Hashtags time! Tag a tweet with #BeachFail and then tell us about a funny or weird thing that happened to you at the beach. Could be on the show!” he tweeted. Check out this list of the beach activities turned sour from this hilarious Twitter thread, keep scrolling, upvote your favorite funny fails, and leave a comment about why you liked them. If you still crave some more amazing challenges, check out our other posts on Jimmy Pallon's Twitter posts here, here, and here.

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Dani
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2 years ago (edited)

And he was doubly the idiot!

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Dani
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2 years ago

Yes!! Your dad is awesome!

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Sea, sand, and sun should be all about fun but they’re not, as these people’s responses to Fallon’s challenge will show you. Beware. Some of these stories will have you cringing with embarrassment. Others will have you wondering how something like this can be real.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago (edited)

He was shaken and stirred. Yeah, I said it.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Awww, that’s just cruel. Funny, but cruel. Lol

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One Twitter user admitted that a police helicopter spotlight found him making love to his wife on the beach. At night. While looking for a suspect. The officers told the couple to get a room. Another social media user told the Internet how a seagull stole her food and bikini top, leaving her topless in front of the entire beach. While a third person recounted how she swam in the dark in Florida, only to keep getting “nudged” by something in the water. She later found out it was shark mating season.

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HANS
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2 years ago

I wonder what the SPF factor is?

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

I would be worried seeing that from a distance. Also who naps on straight sand without a towel.

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Now, you might be thinking that you’ll never swim again if there are vicious, man-eaters everywhere. But I’m here to let you know what to do in case you run into a shark! Shark season in Florida usually starts in January and ends in April. You should always swim in a group and avoid cloudy water; don’t swim with bleeding wounds, especially during or after twilight. You should also remove any jewelry or bright clothing, because shiny and high-contrast objects attract sharks. If you see a shark — get out of the water.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago (edited)

We were driving along an unsealed back road one day and on the side of the road a couple were at it in broad daylight. I’m all for outdoor fun but you gotta at least try and be inconspicuous.

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Pittsburgh rare
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2 years ago

I now have a favourite compliment

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Shark expert Richard Peirce told CNN that during a shark encounter, you should stop panicking and maintain eye contact with the animal. If the shark’s attacking, you ought to make yourself as big as possible and fight tooth and nail. Sharks aren’t bears so don’t play dead. But if a shark is just passing by, you should make yourself seem as small as possible and slowly back away.

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MammaG
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2 years ago

That's a WIN

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

They made it! Just like Nemo and his friends.

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Florida has the most unprovoked shark attacks in the world. In 2018, there were 66 such attacks worldwide, 32 of which occurred in the United States. 16 of these happened in Florida.

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

aww. not a fail, just reminiscing

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Rarrduu GC
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2 years ago

This is epic, flat earth people would be happy seeing this.

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A huge number of Americans go to the beach each year. According to the 2012 Statistical Abstract of the United States, a whopping 58.67 million people did so in 2010. That’s a fifth of the country! Just remember, if you’re in Florida, keep an eye out for shark fins in the water. Otherwise, your beach fail could be so bad, it might end up on Jimmy Fallon's Twitter thread.

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sewwandi ranaweera
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2 years ago

'a discarded trash bag'. this is actually very sad...

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KT Trondsen
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2 years ago

well depending on how cute he was, that could be a win lol

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Pittsburgh rare
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2 years ago

No, you didn't. Health over looks

sewwandi ranaweera
Community Member
2 years ago

now I want to see the photos

Gemma Priest
Community Member
2 years ago

As a photographer, I can honestly say that if that's the way you turned up in the photos, the photographer had no idea what they were doing

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 years ago

Indeed, cheapness in the photography department ruined some of their photos and probably made the rest embarassingly plain-to-weak.

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MammaG
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2 years ago

THEY ruined the photos by dragging people to a beach. Good for you. Skin Cancer is nothing to mess with.

Jack Lambrecht
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

@Taxi_cabs, you have to really throw a fit like a child? MammaG was supporting the woman who tweeted that post. I am quite certain it was not meant as a direct attack- on such an insignificant subject. We do not demand any apology, but we would be grateful. We do understand you, but prefer logic and fact to the primitive human instinct. We have evolved into much more understanding beings have we not?

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D. Pitbull
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2 years ago

I think that sounds like you improved the wedding photos. That'd be awesome "And see... you can observe by the floating hair and dress that I invited a spirit... and she attended!!!"

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, I feel bad that she thinks that she ruined the photo. Never apologize for being born the way you are.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 years ago

If THEY make you believe you ruined those photos then they're people to avoid.

Pavlina G
Community Member
2 years ago

No. You MADE the photos! FTW!

sylvanticx
Community Member
1 year ago

actually that sounds kind of awesome

Nicola Morley
Community Member
2 years ago

I did something like that for my bus pass for college. Picture it; white as a sheet, red lipstick, brunette and a black long sleeved top with a Red Chinese dragon on it. All shot against a white background. Had to get another picture (and pass) As bus drivers couldn’t tell if it was me. Someone asked how long I’d been dead and another was worried I was a vampire.

McNeil Kapila
Community Member
2 years ago

We wanna see the photos! :'))

Cassie
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually, sounds like they had a crappy photographer. If it were film, there are ways to develop so that everybody looks great. If it were digital, there are ways to fix that, too. Photog's an amateur.

Foxyloxylou
Community Member
2 years ago

you can say you died and your ghost went instead

tinker bell
Community Member
7 months ago

me too im plale and have vitiligo so one time i went to the beach with my parents i was 12 or a 11 im 14 but anyway dident put on sunscreen looked like a flamingo i was that pink 6 hours out in the sun with vivtiligo does something to ya any way ya beach fail

Banjo Peppers
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11 months ago

It was ruined as soon as they decided on a beach wedding.

Ole Peder Amrud Hagen
Community Member
2 years ago

Why would anyone use a flash outside in daylight?

Ally Kaye
Community Member
2 years ago

Kid:It's a ghost!!?!!? Mom:Nooo that's just your cousin...

Aneese
Community Member
2 years ago

One word: Photoshop

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 years ago

aww no pic?

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SBW71
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2 years ago

Sounds like Grandpa is going to make that an annual trip!

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

more like #BeachFun

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sh
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2 years ago

Would have been more courteous to yell out a warning, geez. That's disgusting.

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SirPatTheCat
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2 years ago

Ehhhh this one sounds kinda fishy

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Max L.
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2 years ago

That could have been going worse, he could have been picking the bottom part.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

He might be doing that on purpose to block the sun. Shade is shade.

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Loveyiii
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2 years ago

... am I the only one that is worried about the dog?

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Felicia Dale
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2 years ago

Glad you're alive to post about this...

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sh
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2 years ago

I'm betting there were signs or something that just got ignored.

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SirPatTheCat
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2 years ago

Yeah seagulls are complete assholes

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Aine
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2 years ago

that's not a fail, he's cute AF!

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago

Really?? Over that?? I would have laughed and used it as a conversation breaker.

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Id row
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2 years ago

Now he knows what happens.

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Fire Chalk
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2 years ago

Why were you at the dog beach???

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

Jantzen put out a fishnet style in Australia in the 1960s and tested only the lining for shrinkage. Massive recall when the net part shrank rock hard when wet.

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