The oceans are vast and mysterious, covering 71% of our planet and containing all kinds of things that we have yet to discover, despite our best efforts to explore the deepest depths.

Because not many of us will ever get the opportunity to hitch a ride in a Submersible, the best place to discover some of the ocean's secrets is to go for a walk down at the beach. We all love going to the beach anyway, but if you keep your eyes peeled and happen to be in the right place at the right time, some real treasures can be found washed up on the shore!

From bizarre objects that people have lost or thrown away, to the carcasses and bones of weird creatures from the deep, people have found all kinds of amazing things on the beach that need to be seen to be believed. Scroll down below to see what we mean, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

I Found This At My Local Dog Beach Today

I Found This At My Local Dog Beach Today

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Hassini 3 months ago

this is one sweet person; we need more people like this in the world, and i hope no one steals all the balls!

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“Hidden beneath the waves, there are creatures beyond our imagination.” David Attenbourgh said in his intro to the BBC documentary series Blue Planet II. And he's right, the ocean's are the least explored areas on Earth, despite making up the vast majority of it. Every year we discover new species from the depths, some of which are so bizarre and alien-like that people can barely believe that they are real.

So far, we know that there are at least 242,000 different species down there because their names are now registered in the World Register of Marine Species. Around 2000 are added to the list each year. But how many more are we missing? Nobody knows, but estimates range from 300,000 to over 10 million! 

#2

Sandcastle With Extremely Clean Lines

Sandcastle With Extremely Clean Lines

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Erin 3 months ago

And why does it look like there are pants standing all alone in the background?

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#3

This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

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Magic567 3 months ago

my OCD loves this!

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As much as there are creatures that have so far managed to avoid contact with us, they can't escape our impact. In the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of the ocean, every single amphipod captured had at least one plastic fiber in its stomach, according to the research published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

The world produces an estimated 10 tons of plastic a second, and between 5 million and 14 million tons finds its way into the oceans each year. Much of it washes up on beaches, even on the world’s most isolated and faraway islands, such as the otherwise pristine and ecologically important Galapagos Islands.

About 5 trillion pieces currently float on the surface, often in tiny, easy-to-swallow pieces that end up in the stomachs of albatrosses, sea turtles, plankton, fish, and whales. But those pieces also eventually break up further and sink, raining down into the deep sea and onto the unknown creatures that live there. 

#4

Piece Of Dried Seaweed With One End Stuck In Sand Drew Concentric Circles As It Was Rotated By The Wind

Piece Of Dried Seaweed With One End Stuck In Sand Drew Concentric Circles As It Was Rotated By The Wind

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Withnail 3 months ago

So satisfying.

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#5

Inspired By All The Trashtags, I Went Out With My GF To Clean Our Local Beach And Found A $50 Note. Instant Karma

Inspired By All The Trashtags, I Went Out With My GF To Clean Our Local Beach And Found A $50 Note. Instant Karma

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Paola Martz 3 months ago

Complety well-deserved!

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The practice of searching the beaches for flotsam and jetsam that washes ashore from the sea is called beachcombing, and has been a popular pastime for many years now. The more serious beachcombers can be found scouring the beaches with metal detectors, hoping to strike it lucky with something interesting that may have found itself washed onto the beach from ancient shipwrecks, or perhaps some remnants of history or wars in the past. However, most of what is found is trash. Still, sounds like a great hobby to have! 

#6

So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing

So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing

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Paola Martz 3 months ago

Why is the facebook page covered? I would love to see the whole journey and how far has it gone so far!

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#7

I Found This Pyrite Fossil (Ammonite) On An English Beach

I Found This Pyrite Fossil (Ammonite) On An English Beach

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

Looks like metal

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If you do decide to have a try at beachcombing, be aware that local laws about what you can take vary. Most will prohibit you from taking animals and plants away from the shore, although of course a few seashells is going to be just fine. There is also the risk of hazardous materials, like the case of a 41-year-old woman near Hamburg, Germany. She picked up an object from the beach, mistaking it for amber. She then put it in her jacket pocket, laid the jacket down… and her pocket combusted. The object was white phosphorus from a second world war incendiary bomb. 

#8

Found This Shell On Corporation Beach On Cape Cod. Instant Goosebumps

 Found This Shell On Corporation Beach On Cape Cod. Instant Goosebumps

I wish this lady could know her son had fun on the beach with our kids. (We did set it back out to sea. We knew this shells journey wasn't over yet!)


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The Slinkman 3 months ago

This makes me feel warm and sad at the same time :(

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#9

Saw These Stacked Stone Arches At The Beach This Morning

Saw These Stacked Stone Arches At The Beach This Morning

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Ani Archeron 3 months ago

Kudos to whoever did that - i cant even balance three books in my arms

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What happens if a shipwreck happens, and the goods wash up at your local beach? Is it yours to take now? One of the most famous recent examples would be the tale of the MSC Napoli, a cargo ship that was deliberately beached off England's south coast in 2007, to prevent it breaking apart during storms. About 100 containers fell off the ship and washed up on the shore, much to the excitement of local residents.

"Initially intrigued and then delighted, local residents, followed by scavengers from all over the country, descended onto the beach and spent two days and nights frantically looting whatever booty they could get their hands on," ABC reported at the time. "Motorbikes, spare car parts, clothes, make-up, nappies and even Bibles in foreign languages were all rapidly pilfered by grinning beachcombers in a crazed treasure hunt more akin to the days of galleons and pirates." Some years on, and many residents quietly kept all kinds of booty from the containers, including barrels of wine and BMW motorbikes. The incident has gone down as a mad period that villagers will talk about for generations to come. 

#10

Someone Made A Stone Rainbow On Hornsea Beach, UK

Someone Made A Stone Rainbow On Hornsea Beach, UK

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Reggie Kraken 3 months ago

Best fish n chips you can buy at Hornsea.

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#11

What The Storm Brought To The French Shores

What The Storm Brought To The French Shores

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Magic567 3 months ago

creepy!

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#12

Not Something You Find On The Beach Everyday

Not Something You Find On The Beach Everyday

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Toast Of Saint Louis 3 months ago

Fuck is that?

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#13

A Sea Weathered Chunk Of Glacial Ice Made A Perfect Chair On A Black Sand Beach In Iceland

A Sea Weathered Chunk Of Glacial Ice Made A Perfect Chair On A Black Sand Beach In Iceland

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The Slinkman 3 months ago

If it fits icesits

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#14

A Piece Of Glacial Ice I Found On The Beach

A Piece Of Glacial Ice I Found On The Beach

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A B C 3 months ago

Wow. If it didn't melt, I'd suggest to make some jewelry or deco out of it. This is incredibly beautiful.

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#15

I Found This Smile Soda Bottle Patented On July 11th 1922

I Found This Smile Soda Bottle Patented On July 11th 1922

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The Slinkman 3 months ago

Makes me think of Nuka-Cola

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#16

While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem

While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem

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Erin 3 months ago

It's a little mini planet!

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#17

The Beach I’m At Has A List Of Commonly Found Garbage And How Long It Takes For It To Decompose

The Beach I’m At Has A List Of Commonly Found Garbage And How Long It Takes For It To Decompose

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Pumbaa 3 months ago

Nice idea!

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#18

My Mom Found This Amazing Sand Castle In Jerusalem Beach, Tel Aviv

My Mom Found This Amazing Sand Castle In Jerusalem Beach, Tel Aviv

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Антон Христов(Anton Hristoff) 3 months ago

When you are on the beach, but doesn't like summer a lot and you miss the snowy peaks of the mountains. Totally me..

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#19

Giant Squid Washed Up In Wellington New Zealand

Giant Squid Washed Up In Wellington New Zealand

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Withnail 3 months ago

Wow, and look at that massive thing with the tentacles next to it! 😂

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#20

I Took The Day Off Work To Celebrate My 40th Birthday, And Look What The Beach Gods Had Waiting For Me!

I Took The Day Off Work To Celebrate My 40th Birthday, And Look What The Beach Gods Had Waiting For Me!

I literally could not believe my eyes! I had no idea mini glass Coca Cola bottles even existed!

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Cat on a bike 3 months ago

I had one of these, it was a keychain. 83d96b17-c...31903.jpeg 83d96b17-ce5f-40f1-8288-5ca0dfb3de82_13b6417d2cfeccd4ffcf7c1f02a49b6fd-5ca5a6c931903.jpeg

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#21

A Collection Of Different Tracks And Footprints I Found On The Beach

A Collection Of Different Tracks And Footprints I Found On The Beach

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ƒιѕн 3 months ago

I see someone was out walking their bird

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#22

This Kilo [Of Cocaine] My Mom Found Washed Up On A South Florida Beach This Morning

This Kilo [Of Cocaine] My Mom Found Washed Up On A South Florida Beach This Morning

It has been turned over to authorities. Estimated street value was over $150,000

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Withnail 3 months ago

Mr Escobar just wanted to play in the sand.

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#23

Found This Little Guy While Working On The Beach. He'll Have A 14ft Wingspan Within Two Years

Found This Little Guy While Working On The Beach. He'll Have A 14ft Wingspan Within Two Years

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A B C 3 months ago

Aww, he's so tiny and cute! I hope you put him back into the water :)

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#24

Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

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Withnail 3 months ago

Yo dawg I herd you like rocks so we put a rock in yo rock so you can rock while u rock

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#25

Rock I Found On The Beach

Rock I Found On The Beach

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Not Alec 3 months ago

Looks like Patrick Star really left an imprint on his rock.

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#26

This Piece Of A Whales Spinal Column That Washed Up On The Beach

This Piece Of A Whales Spinal Column That Washed Up On The Beach

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Magic567 3 months ago

this is cool

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#27

Found This Entire Watch Repair Kit On Curracloe Beach In Wexford, Ireland. It Was All In A Large Biscuit Tin. I’m Guessing It Washed Up There Sometime In The 70s.

Found This Entire Watch Repair Kit On Curracloe Beach In Wexford, Ireland. It Was All In A Large Biscuit Tin. I’m Guessing It Washed Up There Sometime In The 70s.

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Lilian Della Rose 3 months ago

I’m guessing it WATCHed up sometime in the 70s

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#28

My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc

My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc

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The Slinkman 3 months ago

Put them under your pillow en you will have to never work again ;)

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#29

This Stack Of Pianos On A Beach At Low Tide

This Stack Of Pianos On A Beach At Low Tide

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Erin 3 months ago

I really want to know the story behind this one!

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#30

Saw This Awesome Toothless Kite On The Beach

Saw This Awesome Toothless Kite On The Beach

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Bluebell Rizzi 3 months ago

TOOTHLESS!!

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#31

I Went To The Beach In La And The Magnetic Clasp Of My Bag Attracted Metal Fragments Out Of The Sand

I Went To The Beach In La And The Magnetic Clasp Of My Bag Attracted Metal Fragments Out Of The Sand

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RJ 3 months ago

Cool!

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#32

Finding A Stranded Puffer Fish On The Shores

Finding A Stranded Puffer Fish On The Shores

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Paola Martz 3 months ago

I'm kinda sad for the poor fish :(

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#33

P-38 Found On Welsh Beach

P-38 Found On Welsh Beach

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The Slinkman 3 months ago

Well not hard to miss, it's in plane sight.

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#34

Want To The Beach Right After It Had Snowed And Found Thousands Of Snow Balls Floating In The Water

Want To The Beach Right After It Had Snowed And Found Thousands Of Snow Balls Floating In The Water

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AloofFox 3 months ago

I thought those were eggs! XD

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#35

Found Washed Up On Dillon Beach, California USA. Human For Scale, I'm 5'10"

Found Washed Up On Dillon Beach, California USA. Human For Scale, I'm 5'10"

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N G 3 months ago

Oh it's Davy Jones's locker

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