Gift worthy coffee table books for those who love the beach. From design books, to inspirational books, to art books, to books that take you to the beaches around the world.
Created by the editors at Coastal Living Magazine, this book is full of gorgeous photography and inspiring spaces. It also has a color guide for different coastal styles in the end.
Barbara Jacksier was the editor of Cottage Style magazine in NYC when photographer Dan Mayers and her had the idea for the book; featuring homes where “the way the rooms were decorated proved they were anchored near the shore.” The decor ideas are casual, mostly Shabby Chic and a little bit Romantic, with plenty of Decor Ideas for Shells.
Created by Maine photographer Donald Verger, the book pairs gorgeous photographs of Seaglass with quotes on love and life.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906 – 2001), wife of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, used to escape to Captiva Island in Florida which inspired her most famous work, Gift from the Sea. In the book she shares her reflections on life, comparing it to the various shells she found on the beach. A truly lovely book and classic read. Photo via Centsational Girl.
This book takes you around the world to 100 of the most spectacular Beaches. Ranging across all the coasts of the world, from famous spots such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, to quaint Love Beach in the Bahamas, to far-off destinations that are not necessarily on the more familiar tourist itineraries. Locations were selected by travel journalists and photographers. Useful maps and website references are included.
Not your typical idyllic beach photography. British documentary photographer Martin Parr has captured beachgoers around the world for the past three decades. His photographs are blunt, and make a statement about society and beach culture.
You will find everything you need to know about throwing the perfect picnic in this gorgeous book by acclaimed food writer Annie Bell. To see some of the goodies made from recipes featured in the book, head over to A Quiet Life.
Artist and teacher Claudia Nice provides step by step instructions in creating paintings of beach and surf in this beautifully illustrated book, written in handwriting font style. Great for beginners and medium skill level.
Sandy Gingras has created a variety of books, filled with her adorable whimsical art and reflective prose. From Beach Wisdom, to How to Live in Flip Flops to Walks on the Beach, featuring lovely mini-essays about her self-discovery while Walking on the Beach.
Beautiful coffee table books make some of the best gifts for the holidays, and they’re Easy to Wrap too! Each and everyone of these beach coffee table books is eye candy and will look great sitting on the coffee table.