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Expedia Survey Unveils 10 Worst People You Find At The Beach

Features & Advice | Gabe Zaldivar | June 21, 2016

Expedia Survey Unveils 10 Worst People You Find At The Beach

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Find out what tourists are most likely to lose their clothing and hang out in their birthday suits at the beach with this wonderfully insightful summer survey.

Expedia unveiled Tuesday its Flip Flop Report, which is a modern-day barometer of beach etiquette and best-laid practices. If you were wondering, for example, whether you should don a Speedo for your next excursion, the answer is no. Of course, you shouldn’t.

However, the results will tell you just what percentage you can expect other people to do so. When it comes to such things, preparedness is key.

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But first, Expedia surveyed “11,155 adults 18 years of age and older, across 24 countries and on five continents” and discovered the 10 most annoying people you find on the beach.

Here they are in all their awful glory:


The Slob

48 percent


The Inattentive Parent 

44 percent


The Loud Mouth

37 percent


The Encroacher

35 percent


The Boozer

34 percent


The DJ

28 percent


The Sand Flinger

28 percent


The Paparazzi

23 percent


The Ogler

18 percent


The Canoodler

18 percent

The Slob, for those not able to glean the obvious, is a person who leaves refuse wherever they go. And we are glad these people made the top of the list because the beach is a beautiful summer sanctuary that needs to be protected and kept clean.

Ah, but there are some other interesting takeaways from the study. Americans said that Speedos were perfectly fine attire at a 48 percent clip, which is dangerously high if you ask me. However, only six percent would wear one opposed to 63 percent of those global free spirits.

As for nudity, the trophy for most likely to drop it all on the sand goes to the intrepid souls from Austria. 28 percent of Austrians proclaim they have gone nude at the beach.

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While we have less-than-shocking news that beachgoers demand Wi-Fi, we did get the bombshell that Europeans were found to be the most stunning out there on the sand.

This comes as a shock because we all know we Americans look absolutely gorgeous in our bathing suits. Now go out there and flaunt it as if you never saw this pesky little survey. Because you look fabulous.


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