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Vintage photos show how much 10 famous beaches have changed

INSIDER Logo By Gabbi Shaw of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 21: 
  
    Beaches
    are an ideal destination for spring break, summer days, or any
    vacation,
    really.
  
  Some of the most iconic beaches in
  the world have been tourist
  destinations for 100 years or more, while others are a little
  newer on the scene.
  
  Venice Beach used to be a thriving oil field, preventing
  people from visiting.
  

  With spring
  break and summer quickly approaching, you might have beaches
  on the brain.

  We've found vintage photos of 10 of the most iconic beaches that
  show what they used to look like before the hordes of people took
  over.

  Keep scrolling to see how Coney Island to Maya Bay, Thailand,
  have changed over the past few decades.

  • Beaches are an ideal destination for spring break, summer days, or any vacation, really.
  • Some of the most iconic beaches in the world have been tourist destinations for 100 years or more, while others are a little newer on the scene.
  • Venice Beach used to be a thriving oil field, preventing people from visiting.

With spring break and summer quickly approaching, you might have beaches on the brain.

We've found vintage photos of 10 of the most iconic beaches that show what they used to look like before the hordes of people took over.

Click through the slideshow abive to see how Coney Island to Maya Bay, Thailand, have changed over the past few decades.

© Ben Davies/LightRocket via Getty Images and LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images

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