Richard - This is the main character who is a British citizen.
Etienne - This character befriends the main character and travels with him to the beach commune.
Francoise - This is the unrivaled beauty of the beach.
Daffy Duck - This is a Scottish man who commits suicide and leaves the main character a map.
Sal - This character is the undisputed leader of the beach commune.
Bugs - This character is the boyfriend of the leader of the commune and also the much respected leader of the carpenters.
Jed - This character is not a part of any of the beach's work details and initially performs reconnaissance missions for Sal.
Zeph and Sammy - Although the main character initially thought these two to be Keanu Reeves surfer types, they are quite intelligent and resourceful, though that doesn't save their lives in the end.
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