Once summer rolls in bringing the hot humid air the only thing my mind can truly focus on is the beach. I was a lucky young girl and had the great fortune of spending my summers on the Rhode Island coast. I spent long summer days in the sand and dashing through waves. It feels like home to me, that rocky new england coast. I find myself longing for it even when the snow is on the ground.
So far this year I have only made it to the beach once, but I know that the summer is just beginning and I will have many more adventures to the sea. Times to sit on a blanket in my favorite swim suit, salt air blowing in my hair, eating fresh fruit and salt water taffy.
If, like myself, the beach is not just a short jaunt away here are some vintage photos to gaze at why you plot your next adventure to the shore.
And if all else fails lay in the grass and close your eyes real tight and think of sea grass, gulls, beach roses, waves, and drink a drink with coconut in it.