During the decade of the ’50s, the Coast Inn hosted beach parties in May. What fun! And what a great way to advertise. A stage was built for live entertainment with food provided when hungry. Back in the ’50s, a little fire and a little alcohol seem to go a long way. In 1956 the ocean had swept away most of the sand. No problem. The sand was brought up to the parking lot, the new lot just paved back then behind the new liquor store. And so the fun continued.