In 1952, Nora Berg wrote Lady on the Beach, an account of her life with Gunnery Seargent Berg USMC Retired on Copalis Beach. It is a colorful account of life on the North Beach. There is still some of that same flavor out there and it's one of the things that draws us to the area.
Here is the letter Nora wrote to Time Magazine. It was published in the October 18, 1948 issue and launched her writing career.