Beaches hold a powerful appeal for children. It is for them a place where they are free to play, build, and discover. The place where land and sea meet enfolds them, and there they seem to blossom in a timeless paradise. The combination of dramatic natural beauty and childhood joy is one that holds great appeal to children's book illustrators, resulting in a wealth of images of children enjoying the pleasures of sand and sea. This simple shaped book celebrates - from the point of view of a child - the many appeals of life on the beach. Artists include: Pelagie Doane, Henriette Willebeek Le Mair, Millicent Sowerby, Susan Beatrice Pearse and Jessie Willcox Smith.