August 29, 2022
Much has been made of the coming armageddon when California will be pounded by rain for a whole month as a monster Pineapple Express will send […]
June 8, 2022
Oceans and Sand
Ocean day arrives with a recent mixed press.  Perhaps the most important is the story in the New Yorker that we are running out of sand.  […]
March 21, 2022
Spring Break is upon us and given the different schedules it will last for roughly six weeks.  For college age students it is the opportunity to […]
March 4, 2022
The news just keeps getting worse
For home owners on the coast the news just keeps getting worse.  The 2022 Sea Level Rise technical Report from NOAA is a scary document.  It […]
January 28, 2022
Now this is sea level rise!
The California Coastal Commission has a great deal of authority when it comes to issues relating to the coast.  So when it approves guidelines they attract […]
December 13, 2021
Sea level rise in unexpected places
In the United States we pay attention to our own problems and sometimes ignore difficulties elsewhere.  After writing about sea level rise in America and the […]
November 4, 2021
Things Come True
As an historian who has worked mostly in the 17th century it is a little unreal to find something you have written about in the daily […]
October 1, 2021
Burkini and the Pop Up Tent
For modest women the world over there is always a problem in going to the beach.  Few beaches now have changing cabins that used to be […]
August 27, 2021
Old British Resorts live again
For someone who is used to working in 17th century materials it comes as a shock when you discover one of the problems regarding writings on […]
July 28, 2021
Bad weather
This summer everyday brings news of bad weather somewhere in the world.  Record temperatures in Seattle and Scotland.  Record rain falls in Germany and England.  A […]
July 14, 2021
Only the French
French aristocrats started going to the beach in the late 18th century.  Most resorts were on the English Channel–Dieppe, Boulogne, Trouville and Deauville–were among the first.  […]
June 21, 2021
Memorable first beach visit
My first trip to the beach was long ago and far away, indeed in an unlikely spot.  I grew up in Scotland where the summers are […]
May 28, 2021
America likes to think of itself as a be-coastal country–at least the people on the coasts do.  The implication is that the coasts are the same […]
May 19, 2021
beach photo
I I often get asked how do you do research on Beaches?  Well, this image provides one version.  It is, of course, not really so.  I […]
April 30, 2021
Recent Journey
I know that a site with the title “Lureofthebeach” should only include trips to the beach but having been to Santa Monica a little while ago […]