50 Vintage Photos Of People Having The Best Time At The Beach

1910s | July 16, 2016

Let's take you back in the 1900s with these 50 vintage photographs of people loving the sun, sea, and sand. Because, sometimes, life's a beach!


1. Ostend, Belgium, 1911

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2. Relaxing in the shallow beach water on Paris Plage, 1913

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3. Two of Mack Sennett's 'Bathing Belles' on the beach, 1915

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4. Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 1919

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5. Collecting seaweed on the beach, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, 1916

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6. Women bathing on the beach at Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 1919

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7. These young girls are about to have a cigarette, Brighton beach, 1910

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8. Atlantic City, N.J., 1890

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9. A postcard of two bathing ladies posing beside a bathing hut on the beach, 1902

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10. A beach photographer taking a photo of a crowd, 1912

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A seaside photographer taking a photograph of a crowd of mob-hatted bathing belles.

11. Preparing for a day on the beach, 1900

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12. Adjusting the beach hat, 1912

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13. A woman on a beach in N.J., 1913

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14. Bathing suits hung out to dry, 1900

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15. Mildred June, one of Mack Sennett's bathing ladies poses for the photographers, 1918

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16. A bathing machine attendant fetches water from the sea to wash the sand from the bathers' feet, 1909

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17. Children smile for beach photo, Clacton in Essex, England, 1912

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18. Bathers dance hand in hand at a Plymouth beach, Devon, England, 1921

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19. Life guards practicing on Bondi Beach, Sydney, 1929

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20. Piggy back race on the beach at Shanklin, Isle Of Wight, 1928

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21. Plymouth shore, Devon, 1921

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22. Actress Joan Crawford playing mock footbal on the beach with co-star Dorothy Sebastian, 1927. (Joan Crawford on the right.)

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23. Russian composer Irving Berlin relaxes on the sand with novelist and scriptwriter Anita Loos and Arthur Somers Roche, Palm Beach, 1926

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24. Viking Bay, Broadstairs, the Isle of Thanet, 1927

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25. A girl on a blow up beach ball waves to her friend, 1922

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26. Actress Viola Dana on the beach, 1924

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27. Taking photos, 1900

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28. A professional photographer make use of a ladder to keep her camera steady and out of the waves, 1924

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29. American actress Bebe Daniels and actor Ben Lyon at their beach home in California, 1929

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30. Beach goers having fun in Canvey Island, Essex, 1922

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31. Going for an early morning dip at Bognor, 1929

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32. Members of the Brighton Swimming Club at the beach, 1925

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33. U.S. swimmer Lillian Cannon (left) wishes Gertrude Ederle good luck. Ederle was to start her historic swim on Aug. 6, 1926 in Cape Griz-Nez, France, 1926

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34. Natalie Kingston on the beach with her dog, 1924

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35. Actress Julia Faye with Dorothy Egan relaxing on the beach, 1927

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36. Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 1929

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37. Mother and child at Clacton, 1924

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38. Women having the best beach day at Clacton, in Essex, England, 1932

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39. Playing ball on the beach at Eastbourne, England, 1939

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40. Riding donkeys on the beach at Blackpool, England, 1936

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41. New Jersey vacationers wave farewell to a passing airplane, 1933

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42. Two girls in swimsuit heads out to the sea while carrying their canoe on their heads, 1938

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43. Children pose for a photo op on the lawn of a seafront Hotel, Birchington, Kent, 1935

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44. Girls playing beach cricket at Clacton, Essex, 1933

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45. A woman playfully swings a child on the beach, Bridlington, Humberside, England, 1936

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46. A woman carrying an inflatable fish, 1935

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47. The Eight Step Sisters rehearse on the beach during their season at Worthing, Sussex, England, 1934

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48. Brighton seaside resort, East Sussex, 1930

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49. Beach billiards in Oregon, 1938

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50. Actor Richard Greene dries himself up after a quick swim in Palm Springs, 1938

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