“I See Faces”: Artist Ilan Adar Creates Amazing Stone Portraits

In an ongoing series, artist Ilan Adar scours shorelines for stones, carefully arranging them into striking faces that he then preserves through photography. Continue reading »

Bathers Changing Clothes Using the ‘Skreenette’ at the Public Beach, 1929

The Skreenette, a new bathing tent, for the beach in 1929. It consists of a bell-shaped tent arranged with shoulder straps whereby the bather can dress and undress entirely screened, at the public beach and bath pool. Continue reading »

“Rite of Passage”: Striking Vintage Photos of Florida Spring Break in the ‘80s

The traditional Spring Break is an entirely American tradition, a purge of pure hedonism before returning to student life. A tradition which has alcohol, music, sex and vigor at its core. Continue reading »

Breiðamerkursandur – Iceland’s Stunning Diamond Beach


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A black sand beach littered with huge chunks of glistening ice has become one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and for good reason, it looks like something out of a fantasy movie. Continue reading »

Before Bikini: Cool Photos of Women in Swimsuits From the 1930s

The silhouette of the 1930s swimsuit took on direct inspiration from men’s swimsuits (which were still one pieces). Men were encouraged to build a muscular yet lean sportsman’s body. Women also needed to slim down into an athletic body that was tall, lean, and curvy up top to flatter the latest bias cut dresses. Continue reading »

Beautiful Vintage Color Photos of Holidaymakers at Southend-on-Sea in 1953

Take a look at tourists enjoying their holiday at Southend-on-Sea, a resort town on the Thames Estuary in Essex, Southeast England: sunbathing on the beach, singing and dancing on the Royal Sovereign-a pleasure steamer taking passengers on a trip up the Thames, having good times at the funfair, through 11 fascinating color photographs taken by Bert Hardy. Continue reading »

The Last Days on Californian Beaches Before Covid-19 in Melancholic Photographs by Marina Weishaupt

In early 2020, a few days before the first lockdowns in European states, which were quickly followed by many other countries around the globe, Marina Weishaupt enjoyed the last days of freedom on Californian beaches. Continue reading »

“Homer Homer” By Cool Shit Collective Is Seen During Sculpture By The Sea Festival In Australia


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“Homer Homer” is a creation by Australian born artist Danger Dave, founder of Cool Shit, based in London, who are known for their creations in inflatable sculptures. Continue reading »

Just Before It Was Destroyed By Fire, These Amazing Photos Captured The Cliff House In The Early 1900s

The famous Cliff House of San Francisco was built in 1863 by Senator John Buckley and C. C. Butler. Later it was turned into a restaurant with a breathtaking view. Continue reading »

In 1898, Revolutionary French Artist Toulouse-Letrec Went To The Toilet On A Beach, His Friend Took These Photographs

In 1898, Maurice Joyant took four photographs of his childhood friend Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Montfa, better known Toulouse-Letrec (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), defecating on the beach whilst reading Le Petit newspaper. The pictures were sold a postcards. Joyant later founded the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, where the painter was born, and added these images to the exhibits. Continue reading »

Wonderful Sunny Pics Document A Spring Break In United States In The 1980s

These pictures show what was acceptable in the 1980s at Spring Break. Mostly from Daytona beach and Fort Lauderdale, these show a party scene that seems alien, the kind of en masse binge-drinking you could have before the intervention of social media. Take a look at these images for a quality nostalgia of tiny swimsuits, big hair and and most likely loads of cocaine. Continue reading »

Artist Arranges Stones In Stunning Patterns On The Beach, Finds It Very Therapeutic

Jon Foreman discovered land art while in college and immediately fell in love with it. He felt that the natural world had more in it to be explored, particularly where he lives, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Continue reading »

Beautiful Pics Of Marilyn Monroe Taken By Sam Shaw On The Beach In 1957

New York-based photographer Sam Shaw took these beautiful photos of Marilyn Monroe at 2-months pregnant on the beach in Amagansett, New York in July 1957. Unfortunately, the following month she had a miscarriage. Continue reading »

Summer Beach Knife Oil Paintings By Alena Shymchonak

Alena Shymchonak is a painter who comes from Estonia. She produces a lot of paintings for collectors in different countries. She like using palette knife and oil painting to produce her paintings. Continue reading »

This Guy Came Up With A Plan To Turn Any Backyard Into A Beach

Summer vacations are all about sun, sea, and sand. Wouldn’t you agree? Unfortunately for some of us, getting to the seaside can be one difficult task because things keep getting in our way. Maybe your car just broke down. Perhaps your partner got the chickenpox. Or maybe you live so far away from the beach that it would take you a solid week to get there. Continue reading »

“A Colorful Day Out To Coney Island”: Color Photographs Of A Summer’s Escape From New York City In 1948

Back to the good old days, Coney Island was a place where the straight-talking working class lapped up the fun in an America founded on security and purpose. This was confident, snooty-free America, the antithesis of knowing, sneery European high-brow culture and the affected, needy good taste that thrills only to exclude. Boy, was it fabulous. Now we go back to see Coney Island on a summer’s day in 1948. Continue reading »

Graffiti Artist Jimmy Swift Turns Beach Stone Into A Great White Shark

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a shark, you know they’re terrifying – just look at all those teeth! But despite the scary appearance, people are gladly taking pictures in front of one on the shores of Palolem Beach, South Goa, India. Now, you might think they’re crazy but relax – the shark isn’t real. It’s actually a beach stone cleverly disguised as a great white shark by American graffiti artist Jimmy Swift back in 2015. Continue reading »

Nostalgic Photos Of American Teenage Girls At Texas Beaches During The 1980s

Whoever said “less is more” didn’t come of age in the 1980s. Girl, you know it’s true! ’80s fashion was all about color, size, and experimentation. We wore blue mascara and yellow eye shadow, we had hair to the skies and shoulder pads not far behind it, and the lines between men’s and women’s fashion blurred. Continue reading »

A Day At Mission Beach, California, August 1970

Mission Beach (the beach) is a long wide sandy beach in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. It is a laid-back neighborhood whose namesake sands attract surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players. A paved path curls around Mission Bay, a popular spot for water sports. Continue reading »

Incredible Photos Of Planes Passing Just Over Maho Beach

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From 2009 to 2011, Josef Hoflehner watched passenger planes landing at Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch/French Caribbean island of St Maarten/St Martin. Nothing extraordinary in plane spotting. But this airport is within splashing distance of Maho Beach, a spot popular with tourists. In 2011 the runway was lengthened, but back then jets passed just four meters over the heads of sunbathers. Continue reading »

Amazing Black And White Photos Capture SoCal’s Skate, Beach & Punk Scenes From Between The Late 1960s And Early 1980s

Spot is a man of many talents. Besides serving as the album producer and sound engineer for punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag, the photographer, who goes only by Spot, also snapped a treasure trove of photos that perfectly captured SoCal beach and punk rock life during the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photos That Capture Everyday Of Oahu Beaches, Hawaii In The Early 1970s

Oahu, known as “The Gathering Place”, is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is home to roughly one million people – about two-thirds of the population of the U.S. state of Hawaii.

The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oahu’s southeast coast. Including small associated islands such as Ford Island and the islands in Kāneohe Bay and off the eastern (windward) coast, its area is 596.7 square miles (1,545.4 km2), making it the 20th-largest island in the United States. Continue reading »

This Beach With Sand That Looks Like Popcorn Should Be On Your Bucket List

The place is so picturesque, it’s already poppin’ with Instagrammers.

In a town called Corralejo in Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands, there’s a beach known for sand that looks just like popcorn mixed with black pepper. Continue reading »

Photographer Uses Forced Perspective To Transform Ordinary Beaches Into A Land Of Giants

Fin art photographer, Moises Levy, turns ordinary beach scenes into fantastical imaginary landscapes inhabited by giants. Using forced perspective technique, he set up his camera at low vantage point—essentially placing us at the same level as the surface. The result pictures show backlit figures appear larger and confuse the viewer’s mind. Continue reading »

Venice Beach By Dotan Saguy

Here: Jenna carefully watches two giant boa constrictors that their owner, a street performer she barely knows, entrusted to her. She is careful to keep the one snake wrapped around exercise bars to prevent a wound in the animal’s mouth from touching the sand and getting infected. Continue reading »