Like so many winter-weary tourists trekking to the shore this summer, Hollywood is drawn to the beach.

And why not? It has been the setting of some of the movie industry's most memorable scenes ever -- where Frankie Avalon crooned, big-name stars were marooned, and a young Brooke Shields frolicked in a blue lagoon.

The beach is where bullies beat up the "Karate Kid," where John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John fell in love in "Grease" and where Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr made out in the surf in one of the hottest kisses in film history.

Over the decades, beaches have been a favorite Hollywood setting for everything from coming-of-age flicks to stunning documentaries and summer romances -- from innocent Annette Funicello films to the far, far steamier.

If you can't get to a sandy shore this summer, let the movies take you there.

Here are five of the best beach movies ever.