Litter pickers were left lost for words after they found a butt plug on a beach.
They discovered the sex toy buried in the sand as they swept the area for rubbish.
Volunteers admitted they were “astonished” and puzzled over how it ended up there, KentLive reports.
The litter picking group Friends of Botany Bay found it on a stretch of coastline in Thanet, Kent on Wednesday.
Other items recovered included a sanitary towel, poo bag and a bottle of wine.
Dog walker Barry Manners, who organises the beach cleans for the group, said he was stunned by the find.Litter pickers found the sex toy buried in the sand (Image: botany_of/Twitter)
He said: “One of those was a first, the other things are fairly common, the sanitary products washing up, discarded bottles, glass.
“But it’s the first time I’ve seen that.
“I was taking the dog for a walk and I just took a shopping bag with me to litter pick, just in case I pass anything.
“I was talking to one of our volunteers and I noticed a couple of bits and pieces.They were left lost for words after making the strange discovery (Image: botany_of/Twitter)
“We were both astonished, I mean what do you even say.”
He added: “I honestly don’t know where it came from, it was found near the lifeguards hut.
“Welcome to Thanet.”
Volunteers from the organisation frequently comb the shores to keep beaches clean and rubbish free.
The group dedicated around 2,000 hours last year to litter picking in order to protect the beaches and their marine life.
Last December, a resident in Plymouth, Devon found his neighbour’s used vibrator in his recycling.
He described the “big, purple” device as the “strangest thing I've ever found in my bin”.
Writing on local neighbourhood platform NextDoor, he asked others how to approach his neighbour about the matter.
He said: “I’m mainly annoyed because that's just gross and it was in the recycling. You can't recycle that or even if you can, you definitely shouldn't.
"I can’t even landfill it either because of the batteries, but I'm not touching it to remove it so mother nature will have to take yet another one for the team.
"How would you advise addressing this in a firm but legal and decent way?”