Read and enjoyed. I used to have a beach ball similar to the one on the cover. I also had a bucket and spade and little paper flags on wooden sticks to put on my sand castles. I rode on the donkeys and dug channels out to the sea. Not many people could walk on pebbles bare footed but my friend and I could. We also swam in the sea - no supervision, and went for long walks along the beach searching for treasures.
PS - Jeanne, I have replied to your comment in an earlier post.