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.
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.