SETTING THESAURUS

BEACH PARTY



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A wide expanse of ocean lapping the shore
The beach strewn with seashells and seaweed
Dunes with sea fauna (grass, cattails, sea grape, bearberry)
A bonfire
Driftwood logs for seats
Scattered rocks and boulders
A nearby pier
Beach chairs and umbrellas
Blankets and towels spread on the sand
Coolers
Drinks and food
Sticks for s’mores
A kite flying overhead
A covered pavilion with picnic tables
People playing various games (football, volleyball, horseshoes)
People dancing
Someone playing guitar
People lying on the sand or on blankets (tanning during the day, staring up at the stars at night)
Sandpipers running along the shore
A crooked row of surfboards stuck into the wet sand
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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