If you thought people who played loud music at the beach were annoying, spare a thought for these startled sunbathers.

Holidaymakers enjoying the peace on this white sandy beach in Russia leapt to attention when a monster military hovercraft made an unexpected appearance.

Witnesses reported a ‘terrible roar’ and ‘big waves’ as the 550-tonne war craft charged up the shore.

They then watched open-mouthed as paratroopers started to disembark and demand they roll up their towels and move on.