We asked: What is your favourite thing about the beach?
When my feet touch the sand. It’s like stepping out into some amazing faraway place... – Yvonne Dippenaar Nothing sounds better than the sea! – Liz Tavares Leaving temporary footprints in the sand, tasting the salt on my lips, and always shell seeking. – Noelle England Going out to the back waves and floating over the swells – so good for the soul. – Lynn Finger I love the sound of the waves drowning your thoughts. I love that sandy-scrub feeling between my toes. I love that it extends east and west: an ‘endless-sphere’ of amazement. – Kelley Brown The smell of ozone, clear rock pools, the feeling of freedom. – Nina Toscano Is there anything not to love? – Carrin Jean Glossop Um… I’m not mad about the beach. Sorry! – Marielle Wilson Ford A crisp early-morning walk on the beach, just you and the birds. – Kathleen Ellen ten Cate See page 68 for the best beach cottages close to home