This week marks the first official week of summer. The days are longer, the nights are shorter, and the beaches are about to get more crowded. Soon, residents and tourists will be visiting the beaches of Massachusetts enjoying some summer fun. The shores of bays, lakes, ponds, and oceans will be full of people soaking in the sun and get some well needed rest and relaxation. When it comes to beach vacations, not much has changed over the years.
This is Nantasket Beach in Hull, Massachusetts in the 1930s. As you can see, the popularity of playing in the surf has always been a constant way of life for summer communities. There are snack bars, book stores, and clothing stores that are only open during the summer and that appeal to beach goers. I also like looking at how fashion has evolved. Can you imagine being on the beach and seeing a man wearing a full suit while walking the water’s edge?
For many families the summer vacation is an annual event, and they go back to the same spot year after year. Does your family have a spot like that? Do you have pictures or stories about your family’s beach vacations over the last few decades? We would love to hear your story. share them with Wicked Local Media Solutions or tweet us @WLMediaSolution.