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These Bizarre Blast-From-The-Past Vintage Beach Photos Are Absolutely HILARIOUS!

by Phil Mutz
Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.

There’s nothing like a good old blast from the past.

I love looking at vintage black and white photos.

Getting a glimpse of the past can be a fun trip down memory lane, but it can also be good for a few good laughs. So when I saw this collection of weird, vintage beach photos, I was absolutely hooked.

These photos, taken throughout the first half of the twentieth century, reveal two amazing things: people have always loved the beach and people have always had a great sense of humor. I loved checking out all of these fun beach photos, from Marilyn Monroe skiing on the beach with her dog, to pictures where I said to myself with a chuckle, “I don’t know what is going on here.”

Scroll through for a hilarious and weird blast from the past. And with the arrival of summer, you might just try out some of these vintage bathing suits or crazy photo poses yourself!

Which of these great photos is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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Women wear large headpieces on Venice beach, 1930s.

weird vintage beach photos

Women dance on the beach in Bournemouth, U.K., 1920s.

weird vintage beach photos

Women pose in a progressive beauty contest on the beach, where they are judged on more than their looks.

weird vintage beach photos

Women paddle in upside down umbrellas in Florida, 1932.

weird vintage beach photos

Men pose in vintage diver's equipment on the beach, 1940s.

Men pose in vintage diver's equipment on the beach, 1940s.

Women dance in a Peek-A-Boo kickline on Revere Beach near Boston, 1920.

weird vintage beach photos

Women pose with their bicycles on a beach in New South Wales, 1900.

weird vintage beach photos

Woman holds up children on the beach, 1931.

weird vintage beach photos

Marilyn Monroe wears skis and walks her dog, Ruffles, at the beach, 1947.

weird vintage beach photos

People ride a beach buggy on the beach in this vintage photo.

weird vintage beach photos

Man measures woman's bathing suit length at the beach, 1922.

weird vintage beach photos

Women race with giant balls on their backs, 1930s.

weird vintage beach photos

Men and women wear wool bathing suits in Atlantic City, 1900.

weird vintage beach photos

Women and man ride a bicycle blown by sails in Florida, 1903.

weird vintage beach photos

Belgian beach-goers rent horse-drawn bathing machines to change and store their belongings, 1913.

weird vintage beach photos

Women race pigs at Hermosa Beach, CA.

weird vintage beach photos

Women pose with a robot on the beach, 1925.

Women pose with a robot on the beach, 1925.

Women play with a large balloon football on Santa Monica Beach, CA.

weird vintage beach photos

Which one of these vintage shots was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Please SHARE if you love fun and weird vintage photos like these!