Beachcombing is the art of searching the shoreline at the beach that has artistic value or utility. Beachcombing is done in intertidal zones too. Although this the basic meaning of beachcombing, there are many connotations of the word that have evolved over a period of time. Beachcomber is the person who searches the beach, lakeshore, or intertidal zones for finding things that have washed up and have been left behind by the receding waters. Beachcombing treasure art is a form of mixed media art that is becoming a more prevalent industry.