BEACH PARTY: An anthropologist (Cummings) and his lovely assistant travel to the wilds of Southern California's beaches to study the indigenous beach population. In their attempts to study the local population and observe customs and rituals, the two discover that the beach denizens aren't nearly so "wild" as science describes them. The first of the numerous Avalon/Funicello beach movies to depict the social scene of Southern California's beaches and their seemingly constant musical departures. It should be noted that Funicello and Avalon were not from California but Philadelphia, a town not known for its sand or surf.
BIKINI BEACH: Just about the last gasp of the classic 1960s beach movie, but features plenty of dancing, surfing and teen romance. Before they can play in the sun, Frankie, Annette and the gang must first deal with tough motorcycle hoods and unscrupulous land developers.