Photograph of a view of Santa Monica Beach looking north from the California Street incline, ca.1918. The ocean and shore are visible to the right, down from the cliff along which a paved road runs, lined to either side by a post-and-rail fence made from rough-cut branches. A second, higher road stands directly next to the first, at the left. Mountains are visible stretching out into the water in the background. Plants that appear to have been put there rather than growing naturally stand along the left side of the road.