> The Magician's Book

Lewis played with his brother Warren on this beach during the holidays of his early childhood, and he named it the most beautiful place he knew in a student essay. It was the model for the beach below Cair Paravel in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian:

"before them were the sands, with rocks and little pools of salt water, and seaweed, and the smell of the sea along miles of bluish-green waves breaking for ever and ever on the beach. And oh, the cry of the seagulls! Have you heard it? Can you remember?"