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The most memorable beach scenes in literature

Keen on a sandy escape? We've rounded up some of the best moments in literature to transport you right there.

Is there anything more blissful than immersing yourself in a great book on a beach, the sun on your face, the sand in your toes, the mingling smells of suncream and sea salt filling your nose?

Even if we can't get there, we can still read about seeing the seaside in books. Because there are plenty of great beach scenes in literature to keep our sun-and-sand pangs at bay.

So, whether written by Alex Garland or Yaa Gyasi, here are six of our favourite beach scenes in literature.

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