Although coastline art doesn't have a specific theme, there are elements that are similar in these works. One of these elements is the inclusion of lighthouses in their depictions. Lighthouses have a symbolic meaning of spiritual strength and emotional guidance in landscape prints. Images of lighthouse art such as 'Lighthouse I' and 'Lighthouse Shoals' by T. C. Chiu offer the viewer a place of clarity and rejuvenation, an important element of coastline art.
Inspirational photography is another way to enjoy coastline art. These inspirational images often contain typography of some sort in order to clarify the image. Works such as 'Persistence-Sunset' and Inspirational- Success' are two examples of these types of work. It is worth noting, however, that inspirational coastline photography is more common in professional venues rather than domestic ones.