SUNSEEKERS as far as the eye can see, litter on the beach and crowds in the Lower Gardens.

This fascinating footage, posted on the ThamesTV channel on YouTube, shows what life was like in Bournemouth in the 1970s – and not a lot has changed.

The charming clip shows people making the most of the beach and attractions in the town – plus some rather questionable fashion choices.

Just like every other summer since, holidaymakers and daytrippers are splashing about in the sea, soaking up the sun and enjoying a spot of mini golf in the Lower Gardens.

The cliff lift can be seen going up and down at West Cliff as thousands of people pack the beaches below.

Shoppers can also be seen pounding the pavement in Westover Road and stopping to browse in the windows of many of the long-lost shops.

Eagle-eyed views will be able to spot a sign for Ice Follies skating show at the former ice rink and the Palace Court Hotel in Westover Road.

There’s also a glimpse of the former swimming baths at Pier Approach.

What are your memories of Bournemouth from the 1970s? did you used to holiday here? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.