Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In ’70s

A couple shows off their chopper bike near the water’s edge on Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1970.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A look back at summer at the beach during the 1970s, presented by Getty Images.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger admires the muscles of another bodybuilder at Muscle Beach in Los Angeles, 1977.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A woman (left) roller-skates, and a group of girls (right) get ready for a skate, at Venice Beach, California, 1979.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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Rock band the Runaways pose for a portrait on the Los Angeles beach in 1976. From left: Cherie Currie, Joan Jett, Sandy West, Jackie Fox, and Lita Ford.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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An aerial view of Santa Monica Beach, California, circa 1970.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A group of friends take a break from roller-skating at Venice Beach, 1979.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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Edmund Sylvers (left) of the R&B group the Sylvers, poses for a portrait on the Los Angeles beach in 1978, and a woman (right) roller-skates on Venice Beach in 1979.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A group of roller skaters on the shores of Venice Beach, 1979.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A surfer catches a California wave in 1978.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A gay couple (left) kiss naked on a California beach, circa 1970. British actress and television presenter Floella Benjamin (right) poses on the beach in 1977.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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Nudist sunbathers at the Devil’s Slide Beach in San Mateo County, California, circa 1974.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A group of kids arrive at the Los Angeles beach in a Volkswagen Beetle with a body made of ornate steel, circa 1970.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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Crowds of beachgoers enjoy the sun at Deerfield Beach, Florida, 1976.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A pair of surfers (left) pack their surfboards into their car near Byron Bay, Australia, in 1974. Two people (right) embrace on the beach at Jacob Riis Park in Brooklyn, 1974.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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People arrive at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, to show off their motorcycles in 1978.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A pair of kids from Ohio rest on their motorcycles after arriving at Daytona Beach in 1975.
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A beach patrol officer sits in a patrol car at Nauset Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts, in 1972.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A man takes in the view of the beach in Los Angeles, 1979.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A pair of young women sunbathe at Coney Island in 1977.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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Children play on the shore at Jacob Riis Park in 1974.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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A beachgoer soaks up the sun in Malibu, 1970.
Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s
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