Beach getaways started in the late 1800s when the railroad system became a reliable source of transportation. For the last century, hanging out at the beach has been a favorite pastime for youngsters around the world and we've snooped around online for some of the best snapshots from back in the day. Take a look at 20 of our favorite vintage beach photos that will make you want to travel back in time.

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