Leroy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970sNo doubt you will already have been deluged by summer reading lists telling you what to read at the beach. But once you have seen one or two, then you have seen them all. Take a different perspective on beach reading and discover 30 books that are actually about beaches.

Photography books illustrate the views, the people and even the architecture. History books recount the seaside communities and the bloody battles fought on beaches. There are books about the surfers, the life guards, the flotsam and jetsam, the sand and the shells, the shipwrecks, the sand castles and the boardwalks and piers.

Kick off your shoes and journey from Bondi to Bournemouth, Miami to Los Angeles and from Hawaii to Normandy with our real beach reads.

Books About Beaches

Jones Beach by Joseph Szabo
Jones Beach
Joseph Szabo

On the Beach by Elliott Erwitt
On the Beach
Elliott Erwitt

Beach by Charles Traub
Charles Traub
Beach Huts by Rod Green
Beach Huts
Rod Green

Tracking Trash by Loree Griffin Burns
Tracking Trash
Loree Griffin Burns
On the Beach by Richard Misrach
On the Beach
Richard Misrach

Virginia Beach Shipwrecks by Alpheus Chewning
Virginia Beach Shipwrecks
Alpheus Chewning
The Beach by Lena Lencek
The Beach
Lena Lencek
Atlantic Beaches by Jonathan Norton Leonard
Atlantic Beaches
Jonathan Norton Leonard

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