Summer always has us thinking about the beach, even though we live in New York City and no longer have those blissfully long summer vacations we once did. But this week, we saw this wonderful photo over at Retronaut, and felt even more inspired to head out there — but not before we rounded up a few more awesome, adorable, and bizarre vintage beach photos for your midday dreaming. If you haven’t been to the beach yet this summer (or are itching to go again), click through to check out a little vintage inspiration to get you snapping on those bathing caps. You might want to update the swimwear a little bit though — especially the guys.
Coney Island, 1940s. Photo by Pierre Belzeaux via Retronaut.