#ThrowbackThursday is part of an ongoing series highlighting the culture of Connecticut throughout the past few decades.

While Connecticut may be no Hawaii or California, it is impossible to discredit the great beaches that the Nutmeg State has to offer.

Whether you enjoy riding the surf, or prefer having a picnic by the water, Connecticut's beaches provide wonderful sights that will have you thinking you're somewhere overseas.

However, let us take you back in time to when Connecticut beaches anchored life throughout the shoreline, and life was like beach. Just make sure you enjoy the waves.

Are you ready?

Shell yeah, you are.

Scroll through the slideshow above to see how life by the beach was in Connecticut through the years.