Why is the beach at Marazion important to me?

The choice of Marazion for one of my beaches from the past is intriguing. I have described my choices as places that have hooks in me, strong emotional attachments that have drawn me back to them. Yet I have only been back to Marazion once since those two holidays when I was a child. Perhaps those visits were the first times that I was able to hold a strong memory, a solid sense of “place”. In a way, however, I no longer have true memories from my childhood: they are more memories of memories. They are idealisations, romantic pictures of my childhood; they hold the first hints of love, of special, personal friends. Perhaps there were the first steps to

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Beaches so far

I have been giving my choice of beaches some thought and have decided exactly on the “from the past” category. Going clockwise round the coast of England and Wales these sites are:

Holkham Bay, Norfolk and the sands each way: towards Wells-next-the-Sea in the east and west towards Overy Creek Shingle Street, Suffolk and the beach south towards Bawdsey Leigh-on-Sea to Southend, Essex: specifically from Leigh station to the Kursaal Brighton beach from Brighton Pier past the Marina (not there in the old days!) towards Ovingdean Marazion, Cornwall – east from the village to about Long Rock Broad Haven and Little Haven, Pembrokeshire The Lavan Sands off Llanfairfechan, Conwy

As I have intimated, the Jurassic Coast from Charmouth to Cogden

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