A look back at summer at the beach during the 1970s, presented by Getty Images.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on June 21, 2017, at 5:47 p.m. ET
A couple shows off their chopper bike near the water's edge on Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1970.
Arnold Schwarzenegger admires the muscles of another bodybuilder at Muscle Beach in Los Angeles, 1977.
A woman (left) roller-skates, and a group of girls (right) get ready for a skate, at Venice Beach, California, 1979.
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.
An aerial view of Santa Monica Beach, California, circa 1970.
A group of friends take a break from roller-skating at Venice Beach, 1979.
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.
A group of roller skaters on the shores of Venice Beach, 1979.
A surfer catches a California wave in 1978.
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.
Nudist sunbathers at the Devil's Slide Beach in San Mateo County, California, circa 1974.
A group of kids arrive at the Los Angeles beach in a Volkswagen Beetle with a body made of ornate steel, circa 1970.
Crowds of beachgoers enjoy the sun at Deerfield Beach, Florida, 1976.
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.
People arrive at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, to show off their motorcycles in 1978.
A pair of kids from Ohio rest on their motorcycles after arriving at Daytona Beach in 1975.
A beach patrol officer sits in a patrol car at Nauset Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts, in 1972.
A man takes in the view of the beach in Los Angeles, 1979.
A pair of young women sunbathe at Coney Island in 1977.
Children play on the shore at Jacob Riis Park in 1974.
A beachgoer soaks up the sun in Malibu, 1970.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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