Photo Essay

Scottish coastal gems.

Beach Sheds

Around our coast in the United Kingdom you can find a wonderful selection of idiosyncratic beach holdups. They can take the form of many shelters, from Brighton's beach-huts to the 1960's concrete rows found in the welsh holiday resort of Abersoch. While I was staying last summer on the east coast of Scotland, I stumbled upon a wonderful collection of brightly painted beach 'sheds' facing out to the cruel north sea with a purposeful upright stance. I found them totally charming and thought them very fitting for such a harsh environment. Your standard 'hut' is just far to domestic for this part of the country, what's needed is a custom built shed with extra support! I was unable to venture inside any of the sheds as the beach was cold and deserted, but I imagined that each contained a treasure trove of coastal delights, buckets and spades, deck chairs in matching livery and camping stoves that would baffle in the breeze with a whistle kettle.

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2 responses

  • Christi G

    Christi G said (9 Dec 2008):

    nice series! I love the ones with homes in the background.

  • Gard Marius Guldhav

    Gard Marius Guldhav (Deleted) said (21 Apr 2009):

    Nice series indeed. Love the color tones (film?).

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