For a start, we can take our dog. Gawd bless him, we love him. The bad news is everyone else takes theirs too. Which our dog loves. But sometimes you just want a tiny corner of the world to yourself for a minute.
Also, obviously people on the beach in summer are just littering it. Not with actual litter I mean, though they do, I mean littering it with their bodies draped all over the place. No walking to be had, especially when the tide comes in and there’s less sand.
No, there’s something very basic about wearing every woolly you own, your thickest coat, socks, gloves and hat and striding along the waters edge as the sun goes down on a winters day.