The sun shines warm from the sky and bathes everything in the most delicate and shimmering tones on the beach at Berck. In an impressionistic manner, people, sun loungers and houses are indicated with small, colorful lines. From the elevated position, the view behind the railing falls into the far distance, where the blue of the sea mixes with the blue of the sky. Berck is a popular seaside resort in northern France. Since the 19th century, the place has been particularly popular as a climatic health resort for tuberculosis patients and lung patients because of its almost sterile sea air. Today bathing tourism predominates in the place, which is known for its fine sandy beach.
Like many Parisians, Robert Lemonnier (1883 - 1970) must have appreciated the place as a beautiful excursion and travel destination, so that he captured the warm and relaxed atmosphere in his picture. Lemonnier spent his life in Paris, interrupted by several trips to the French coasts and North Africa. He was a student of Jean-Paul Laurens, became a member of the Societe National des Beaux-Arts and from 1905 regularly attended the salon.