Lloyd Kahn has been mountaineering and camping on Northern California beaches for the last dozen or so years and, given his background in publishing books on building, it is only natural that he would notice the unique and whimsical beach shacks constructed by anonymous builders.
Here are some 60 structures, shaped by materials lying at the beach, and ephemeral in the sense that they’re built without nails, and do not last long ― sufferers of wind, waves, and high tides. (The entire ones depicted are now gone.)
There are also photos of beach sculptures, seaweed, seashells, birds, sea lions, whalebones, waves, surfers, fishermen, and sunsets, in addition to photos from a 3-day backpacking commute along the remote “Lost Coast.”
A book for beachcombers and beach lovers far and wide, all of whom share a deep love for the ocean and its surroundings.