Photograph of beach groins which keep water from eroding from the coast, 1953. The foamy water splashes against the small, jagged rocks which are piled against a fence in the foreground while the ocean spills around the dark groins that extend into the water from the sandy beach further back. Large, lightly-colored houses stand in the smooth sand on the left with dark hillsides behind them. More buildings stand along the water's edge in the background. Photoprint reads "Along the Southern California coast groins have caused sandy beaches to be deposited where once none existed".