Photograph of beach bulkheads at Seal Beach which keep water from eroding from the coast, 1953. Two men stand along the wooden rail at the edge of the beach bulkhead at center with a man in the dark suit obstructing the view of the man he faces just behind him. Wooden beams extend from the rail the men are on down to thick posts in the sand where the water splashes against them. Discarded wood is scattered in the sand in front of a large, dark building on the right while machines stand on what appear to be docks that extend to the left. Photoprint reads "Efforts to protect and build up the coasts occasionally take the form of bulkheads. Here, one is seen breaking the force of the Pacific at Seal Beach, near Los Angeles, California".