The magazine was edited by photographer Bernard Alapetite in Paris, whom previously worked on the similar Jean's magazine for J.M.V. Diffusion publications. Beach Boy was published in Paris by Editions Findakly and its ISSN number was 0980-0956. There was no text and each issue contained photographs of boys mostly from amateurs and otherwise from people publishing using pseudonyms (like Akki). At least least 14 issues were published during the mid 1980s.