Travel | September 25, 2015 9:00 am

These Lifeguard Towers Are Works of Art

Five fetching towers that put style up high

By The Editors

Americans, unlike their European counterparts, don’t tend to invest much in the way of style when designing public structures.

Except, it seems, at the beach.

Which is why today, we’re giving a little slow clap to some of best lifeguard stands on American coastal sand.

Let’s take a gander.

La Jolla, CA
A gorgeous ode to modernism.

Miami, FL 
Wild-style meets art deco.

Coquina Beach, NC 
Natural tones blend seamlessly with the Outer Banks’ native switchgrass.

Nokomis Beach, FL 
Where the stand could double as a bachelor pad.

Santa Barbara, CA 
West Coast chill in lookout form.