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25 Pictures That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In '70s

A look back at summer at the beach during the 1970s, presented by Getty Images.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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