If you've ever heard the phrase, "Life's a beach," you probably wondered what does it actually mean. A seagull swooping in and stealing your wallet? Or maybe that beached whales are some profound allegory for our society? Well, probably neither but it's fun to entertain the possibilities.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a series of the most unexpected things that took place at the seashore and it turns out, these pictures have the answers to the questions above. So if you thought that nothing ever really happens on a beach day, let us prove you wrong. It's not just lazing around and baking in the sunshine. The same water you're washing your troubles away can also spit out a giant squid right in your face. The sad part, though, is that it's not all that exciting. Or romantic. There's always a balding, middle-aged man to photobomb your best shots. But hey, at least you’ll never get bored with all these funny people around you.

#1

Her Name Is Argiro And She Likes To Dry Up On This Chair That The Locals Saved For Her

Her Name Is Argiro And She Likes To Dry Up On This Chair That The Locals Saved For Her

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logical fallacy
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1 year ago

This must be in Greece. Argyro means 'silvery' in Greek, it's a relatively common name. So sweet. And she is kinda silvery too :)

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What's cool about visiting the beach -- even the same one -- is that they are ever-changing environments so it'll be a little different every time you come back. Within one human lifetime, a shoreline can grow or shrink by tens of feet due to the action of waves, wind, storms, floods and other weather conditions. 

#2

There! Instead Of A Stupid Castle

There! Instead Of A Stupid Castle

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

Genius

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Waves can erode beaches and carry material to other areas, widening shorelines. They can also erode the bases of cliffs until they collapse, changing the coastline overnight. The wind blows sand beyond the waves, forming sand dunes which are eventually colonized by plants. The vegetation slows the wind, preventing it from blowing the sand away and the dunes continue growing larger and larger. There's always something going on.

#3

My Lady Friend Wanted A Piggy Back Picture On The Beach And A Random Biker Watching The Sunset Said He Wanted One Too

My Lady Friend Wanted A Piggy Back Picture On The Beach And A Random Biker Watching The Sunset Said He Wanted One Too

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Natters
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1 year ago

Aww.....

Lars Lasersson
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1 year ago

Maybe one day I'll be as cool as these people!

Debrina Blackmoon
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1 year ago

i imagine you are already

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

That’s so sweet lol

Alex
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1 year ago

he looks so much happier in the second one

Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

More natural, he does not focus on posing for the camera, he is enjoying the moment.

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KCN
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1 year ago

Too sweet! What a nice guy to give a stranger a piggy back ride!

Molly E
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1 year ago

Haha, I saw this online before, and the caption said he looked happier with the biker. Lol

Michelle Muirhead
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1 year ago

I thought it was Danny De Vito at first glance

Debrina Blackmoon
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1 year ago (edited)

no, this guy is taller

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Karen Dyer
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1 year ago

That is funny, good sport for making his dream come true.

HC
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1 year ago

Living in the moment.. and loving it.

Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

Randomness RULES!

Karnelia
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1 year ago

Aaaawww. You are a good person.

Leo H
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1 year ago

Maybe that's how he rolls

Frank Hadzàlic
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1 year ago

Awesome!

Laura Martin
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1 year ago

This guys a keeper!

UndyingBisexual
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1 year ago

That's so wholesome, and pretty impressive. I love that biker guy.

Debra Brooks Kapellakis
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1 year ago

fantastic

Pat Wooster
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1 year ago

I think if i saw that guy, I would want one too! Pretty damn cute! Am I awful?

Roberto Durante
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1 year ago

why not LOL

Antony Marjoram
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1 year ago

NICE ONE

Debbie Lavender
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1 year ago

This is just great!

Kenneth Brown
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1 year ago

love this!

Sarah Sayer
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1 year ago

He looks happy

Anet Roper
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1 year ago

Is it wrong to prefer the second one

Kala Subramaniam
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1 year ago

is that Danny DeVito?

Alberto Cevallos
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1 year ago

Hermoso! Beautiful!

Ana Grumpy-Oldman
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1 year ago

that lady friend wants go be your girlfriend for sho

Nicole
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1 year ago

He looks way happier in the second picture...

A E
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1 year ago

this is so nice 😍

Lelde Dālmane
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1 year ago

The guy looks way happier with the random biker :D

David KH Wong
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1 year ago

Free hugX is out. Free piggyback.

Marian Walls
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1 year ago

:D

Annabelle Villano
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1 year ago

lmao

Id row
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1 year ago

That's great! :)

rossi pomares
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1 year ago

HAHAHA COOL!!

recoveryforeva
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1 year ago

love this!

Ani-87
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1 year ago

His way happier with the biker :D

Nicky Oriol
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1 year ago

i absolutely love this!

Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

Which one did you take home with you?

Christopher Rhind
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1 year ago

Didn't they ban the expression "Lady Friend" in the 1930's?

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And if this leaves you craving for a new adventure, try to look for a beach that has a Blue Flag status. Blue Flag criteria include quality, safety, environmental education and information standards, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. This means that they are safe, the water quality is great, and there are plenty of things to experience. They are in most countries around the world with a total of 4,154 Blue Flags waving across the globe.

#4

This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania

This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

I assume, people are peeing there in public just to get famous ^^

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#5

Mount Ruffmore

Mount Ruffmore

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

lol!

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#6

How To Use Sand To Freak People Out

How To Use Sand To Freak People Out

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

Great sculpting though.

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#7

How Girls Take Pictures At The Beach

How Girls Take Pictures At The Beach

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Giraffes Inc.
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1 year ago

Nailed it!

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#8

A Radical Concept. Bali 2017

A Radical Concept. Bali 2017

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

This should be everywhere!

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#9

We Took My Cat To The Beach And There Happened To Be A Professional Dancer Having A Photo Shoot

We Took My Cat To The Beach And There Happened To Be A Professional Dancer Having A Photo Shoot

Obviously this happened because Buns' day wasn't confusing enough.

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Wyomudder
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1 year ago

I have never heard of someone taking their cat to the beach... is this a thing?? It sounds marvelous!

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#10

When Your Beach Towel Is From Costco

When Your Beach Towel Is From Costco

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Natters
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1 year ago

I don't want to know how they clean it...

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#11

Saw This Guy On The Beach. He Said His Grandkids Bought Him This Shirt

Saw This Guy On The Beach. He Said His Grandkids Bought Him This Shirt

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WHATSZ
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1 year ago

Beach, please.

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#12

I Was Stood Taking A Photo Of My Girlfriend In The Sea, Then Realised So Was Every Other Instagram Boyfriend

I Was Stood Taking A Photo Of My Girlfriend In The Sea, Then Realised So Was Every Other Instagram Boyfriend

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

This almost seems set up, for a joke

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#13

You Have To Stay 10' Feet Away From The Wild Ponies On Assateague, Even If They Steal Your Spot

You Have To Stay 10' Feet Away From The Wild Ponies On Assateague, Even If They Steal Your Spot

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

Beach Ponies <3 <3 <3

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#14

My Mom Stumbled Into This Drug Dealer While In Jamaica

My Mom Stumbled Into This Drug Dealer While In Jamaica

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

Holy Smokes

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#15

This Perfect "Story In Three Panels" Of My Cousin

This Perfect "Story In Three Panels" Of My Cousin

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Pungent Sauce
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1 year ago

People bash on pigeons all the time, but seagulls are far higher up in the rankings of sky-rats. Right bastards, all of them.

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#16

E Is For Existential Crisis

E Is For Existential Crisis

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Awkward Manatee
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1 year ago

hehehe that caption though!

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#17

My Boyfriend Decided To Take My Dog To The Beach Today For Some “Quality” Time Together

My Boyfriend Decided To Take My Dog To The Beach Today For Some “Quality” Time Together

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

"I am so going to pee in your shoes when i get out of here. FEAR ME! FEAR......MEEEE!"

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#18

Mr. Crab's First Dollar

Mr. Crab's First Dollar

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Kodwo Amigo
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1 year ago

Beach better have my money

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#19

I Found A Door (And Nothing Else) On An Abandoned Beach

I Found A Door (And Nothing Else) On An Abandoned Beach

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Daria Z
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1 year ago

So, did you open it?

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#20

So I Went To The Beach And Saw This

So I Went To The Beach And Saw This

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Sasha Taylor
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1 year ago

Actually the best idea ever...

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#21

I Feel Like I Just Missed A Miracle On The Beach

I Feel Like I Just Missed A Miracle On The Beach

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

Or a tragedy...

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#22

Creative Sprite Ad, Creepy Chair Guy

Creative Sprite Ad, Creepy Chair Guy

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago (edited)

Yeah someone needs to check the local sex offenders database...*shudder....

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#23

Just Bro Things

Just Bro Things

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

they are hiding from the beach ponies

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#24

Visual Representation Of Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Visual Representation Of Why Women Live Longer Than Men

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Christopher Rhind
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1 year ago

At some point he'll pop up

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#25

Finally An Answer To The Age Old Question "Do Raccoons On A Beach In Panama City, Feel Like Fritos?"

Finally An Answer To The Age Old Question "Do Raccoons On A Beach In Panama City, Feel Like Fritos?"

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peter howard
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1 year ago

I love racoons! Beware the racoominati!

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#26

Taking Too Long To Take A Photo Of Her Food On The Beach

Taking Too Long To Take A Photo Of Her Food On The Beach

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Pandykinz
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1 year ago

Seagulls love Instagrammers

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#27

This Man At The Beach Has A Tiny Deck Chair To Rest His Head

This Man At The Beach Has A Tiny Deck Chair To Rest His Head

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Sasha Taylor
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1 year ago

Awwww

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#28

That's One Patient Dog

That's One Patient Dog

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

i´ve been waiting for that tail to wiggle xD

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#29

Dodge Tried To Shoot A Commercial For A $60,000 Truck At My Local Beach

Dodge Tried To Shoot A Commercial For A $60,000 Truck At My Local Beach

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

If the truck ran well after this, it would be an add in itself.

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#30

Saw This Inspirational Beach Message This Morning

Saw This Inspirational Beach Message This Morning

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Christine Holl
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1 year ago

There is no wifi. Talk to each other and pretend it is 1995.

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#31

Seagull Has No Boundaries

Seagull Has No Boundaries

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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1 year ago

Maybe he supports another team

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#32

This Man Is Taking A Picture Of His Vape At The Beach

This Man Is Taking A Picture Of His Vape At The Beach

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

When you don't have a partner; improvise!

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#33

Dragged This Down To The Beach

Dragged This Down To The Beach

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Kai
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1 year ago

I hope he didnt leave it there.

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