25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun


Summer is in full swing, and it has got us thinking about beaches, Yes its all about beaches for us. Even though we have a lot of stuff planned out for this summer, all we can think about are the outdoor barbecues, beach blanket bingo and breaking a sweat without moving a muscle just like our old folks. So here are some awesome, adorable, and bizarre vintage beach photos of the old folks (now) having fun.

Coney Island 1940s thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Coney Island, 1940s. Photo by Pierre Belzeaux via Retronaut.

Actor Burr McIntosh as Father Neptune thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Actor Burr McIntosh as “Father Neptune” for the “Neptune Electrical Extravaganza” pageant in Long Beach, California 1933. Photo via Vintage Rama.

Venice Beach 1970s. thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Venice Beach, 1970s. Photo by David Scott via Retronaut.

Old Orchard Beach Maine thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Photo by John A Marshall via NYPL.

Rita Hayworth Patricia Farr and a smoking Penguin 1930s thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Rita Hayworth, Patricia Farr, and a smoking Penguin, 1930′s. Photo via Unexplained Cinema.

In the swim 1906 thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

“In the swim,” 1906. Photo via NYPL.

1950s. Photo thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

1950s. Photo via The Nifty Fifties.

1956. Photo thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

1956. Photo via The Sartorialist.

Acrobats ca. 1930s thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Acrobats ca. 1930s. Photo by Sam Hood via State Library of New South Wales.

Ed Holovchik aka Ed Fury thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Ed Holovchik (aka Ed Fury), bodybuilder and Mr. Los Angeles contestant with model Jackie Coey, 1953. Photo via Black Watch.

ca. 1915. Photo thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

ca. 1915. Photo via David’s Gallimauphry.

Bikes on the beach in Copenhagen. thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Bikes on the beach in Copenhagen. Photo via Flickr.

Claire Anderson and Rose Carter thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Claire Anderson and Rose Carter, 1918. Photo via NYPL.

conga thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

1930′s. Photo via Bathing Beauties.

Fire Island late 1950s thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Fire Island, late 1950′s. Photo via David’s Gallimauphry.

Feeling fine. thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

“Feeling fine.” Photo via NYPL.

furf thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Photo via Emilie’s Daughter.

German beachgoers thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

German beachgoers. Photo via David’s Gallimauphry.

Ginger Rogers thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Ginger Rogers. Photo via Huffington Post.

Mary Lawler Dorothy McNulty 1930 thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Mary Lawler & Dorothy McNulty, 1930. Photo via Bathing Beauties.

Models on the beach in swimwear photographed by Richard Rutledge 1950s thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Models on the beach in swimwear photographed by Richard Rutledge, 1950s. Photo via The Nifty Fifties.

Ms. Lila Lee 1920s. thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Ms. Lila Lee, 1920′s. Photo via Vintage Gal.

Sennett Bathing Beauties 1915 thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Sennett Bathing Beauties, 1915. Photo via the1955hudson.

Virginia Warwick Harriet Hammond Phyllis Haver 1918. thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Virginia Warwick, Harriet Hammond, Phyllis Haver, 1918. Photo via NYPL.

Anita Ekberg. thumb 25 Vintage photos of Summer beach fun

Anita Ekberg. Photo via Vintage Rama.

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