The proposal creates a public viewing gallery and lifeguard station through use of an ‘inhabited’ coastal wall. This wall draws the visitor in on approach to the beach where they are funnelled through a tall, sheltered space up to a viewing gallery offering panoramic views of the shoreline. The visitor then continues their walk and descends towards the sea, concluding the journey. A lifeguard station is provided in a tower above the public area, acting as both a useful vantage point and landmark for the beach. Changing facilities inhabit the undercroft of the public viewing gallery. The structure is constructed in timber to echo the traditional beach structures and provide a durable and easily maintained finish.