Phrases with "beach"

Edgar Allan Poe On the northwestern coast is a bay, with a beach of black sand where a landing with boats can be easily effected, provided there be a southerly wind. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne The storm raged, the floods of heaven were let loose, and the waves broke upon the beach with a deafening roar. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle I crept down towards the beach after it was dark, and came as near to them as I dared. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. G. Wells This place where we landed was a kind of beach left by the recession of the ice, all the rocks immediately about us were ice-worn, and the place was paved with ice-worn boulders. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim To him there was but one object in life, and he attained it when he drove with one last powerful stroke his little boat on to the sandy beach of the island toward which May Dunster had pointed. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Andrew Lang And the three brothers put her head to the sea and sailed away, and in seven days the ship ran herself on to a beach of white sand, and they all went ashore. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan On the shingly beach the four bearers halted a few moments to take breath, and then proceeded on their way. A Cremation by Guy de Maupassan

It has been known to appear mysteriously on the sandy beach two hundred yards away, to which spot it is said to travel by way of the grass lands, avoiding the slur of the muddy creek. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

The natives’ camp was on the sand-spit under the shade of the ever-sighing beach oaks. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins To my horror and amazement, I saw nothing between me and the beach but two little white arms which struggled for an instant above the surface of the water, and then disappeared from view. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Florence Dixie The beach at this part was narrow and shingly, and the cliffs, though not remarkable for their great height, perpendicular and inaccessible to any part from above or below. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Kate Chopin The beach was very still of human sound at that hour. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Edgar Rice Burroughs The galleon was washed high upon the beach where she went to pieces; but not before the survivors, who numbered but ten souls, had rescued one of the great chests of treasure. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

The captain and Herrick meanwhile turned their back upon the lights in Attwater’s verandah, and took a direction towards the pier and the beach of the lagoon. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Washington Irving One of the exterior walls straggled down the profile of the hill, until it reached a jutting rock overhanging the sea, with a narrow sandy beach at its foot, laved by the rippling billows. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Daniel Defoe If they can come to an anchor, and ride it out, well and good; and if not, they run on shore on that vast beach and are lost without remedy. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

H. Rider Haggard Accordingly we selected what looked like a favourable spot, and with some little difficulty managed to beach the canoe and scramble out on to the round, inhospitable pebbles. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells Still I see him, upon that wild desolate beach of the ebb tide, I see him leaning against the shelly buttress of a groin, looking down at the poor drowned sailor whose body we presently found. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

And if only one man will go with me, I’ll take the beach for it. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Jules Verne They stepped out on a beach covered with fine black sand, the impalpable DEBRIS of the calcined rocks of the island. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

In a moment it would flood the bay with light, and the schooner anchored off the beach before the Casa Riego was not eighty yards away. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jules Verne It would suit us best to get back while it is dark, and even beach the “Albatross” if we can. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On the afternoon after the dispatch of her letter to Pryde, she returned from a sail to find the beach deserted. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

But upon the whole, though I drove away from the beach celebrating the good temper and the good order of the scene to an applausive driver, I have since thought of it as rather melancholy. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Margaret Oliphant He went down towards the beach slowly pondering, taking every step with a certain hesitation. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H. G. Wells Some dim, black things about three or four times the size of rabbits went running or hopping up from the beach towards the bushes as I passed. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

H. G. Wells Then I recalled the fact that Moreau’s beach lay to the west. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

R. D. Blackmore The men had landed with the jolly-boat, which was handier for beach work, leaving one of their number to mind the larger craft while they should refresh themselves. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Sarah Orne Jewett You might see him standing on the pebble beach or in a fish-house doorway, but when you came nearer he was gone. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

And at their foot the semicircle of a beach gleamed faintly, like an illusion. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Rudyard Kipling He would find himself sliding into dreamland by the same road — a road that ran along a beach near a pile of brushwood. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

When submitted to the sun on the dry beach death is speedy, and decomposition in the case of some species complete to obliteration in a few hours. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

After a time the sea became silent again, with a sparkling, wavering ripple, while the noise of its assault on the mainland beach had the tone of distant, unceasing thunder. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Jack London Well, anyway, I had a bad reputation on a beach where there were no good reputations. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

On it went grinding and rattling like all the round pebbles in the world rolling on a beach with a tidy surf on. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

However, the fact that seeds are produced in great quantity gives hope that the beach may soon be redecorated with the familiar soft foliage and the great yellow bells. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

We came down upon the beach and I was overcome with dismay and self-reproach when I discovered that you were missing. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

I was almost naked, and quite bare upon the feet, but I ran over the shingly beach towards the sea like wildfire. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Next morning the beach of this island was strewn with the dead bodies of chicks. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Henry Handel Richardson Then, downhill — with a trip and a flounder that sent the sand man-high — and at last you were on what Laura and Pin thought the most wonderful beach in the world. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Ann Radcliffe The recollection of that scene came to Vivaldi with all the force of contrast, and renewed all the anguish of despair; he paced the beach with quicker steps, and long groans burst from his heart. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Rudyard Kipling A windlass for hoisting shingle from the beach below stands at the edge of it. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Florence Dixie She could hear the ripple of the wavelets washing the beach where he lay, that same beach whereon a few weeks back she had sought a refuge from death. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

R. D. Blackmore Whenever there is light enough to show the sea, and the beach is fit for landing on, it seems to my eyes that I can see the boat, with my husband standing up in it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

In particular he recalled an autumn night on a Solway beach when in the moonlight a cutter swung down the channel with the tide. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

F. Scott Fitzgerald Probably it was the beach he feared, like a deposed ruler secretly visiting an old court. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald I am here on this tranquil beach with my husband and two children. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The pretence eliminated in one move the greatest barrier to sleep: the fear that one is not going to; and so left the beach clear for the invading tide. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He raised his right hand and with a papal cross he blessed the beach from the high terrace. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne The beach was easy to follow, and only in some places was their way barred by large rocks, which, however, they easily passed round. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

He tore his clothes and scraped his hands raw, but at last achieved the place where the beach began again. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Rudyard Kipling Once I beach ship again at Stavanger, and feel the wife’s arms round my neck, I’ll seek no more ventures. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

They were still cold at heart, their mouths sour from the want of steep, their steps rambling from the lack of food; and they strung like lame geese along the beach in a disheartened silence. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

The beach is half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in the slope down to the river. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Wilkie Collins When I next stood on terra firma, my feet were on the lovely beach of one of the Pacific Islands. What I suffered I have not told yet, and do not design to tell. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Kate Chopin The sea was quiet now, and swelled lazily in broad billows that melted into one another and did not break except upon the beach in little foamy crests that coiled back like slow, white serpents. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Jules Verne The beach was strewn with innumerable shells, some of which would have rejoiced the heart of a conchologist; there were, among others, the phasianella, the terebratual, etc. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

But for months together the beach maintains its cleanly orderliness, and during these dreamy days the sea will tell of many a pretty treasure which the sands will reveal in the face of the sun. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Florence Dixie What could she do ? There was no beach on which to land opposite where she lay, and the nearest approach to one lay quite three hundred yards ahead. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Guy de Maupassan From April to the end of May, before the Parisian visitors arrive, one sees, all at once, on the little beach at Etretat several old gentlemen, booted and belted in shooting costume. The Penguins’ Rock by Guy de Maupassan

Jules Verne A few minutes later he was walking along the beach with the lady, listening with great interest to her account of Kalumah’s adventures. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Along the sheltered strip of beach between the river bank and the water was a confused mass of humanity—several thousands of men. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

H. G. Wells The beach broadened down-stream and he walked along it close to the edge of the torrent. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Jack London As we passed the point the whole cove burst upon our view, a half-moon of white sandy beach upon which broke a huge surf, and which was covered with myriads of seals. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

The beach at this point narrowed considerably, and for some reason or another we walked a little nearer the cliff than I had done. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Edgar Rice Burroughs On the far beach by the little cabin Tarzan heard the faint echoes of the conflict and knowing that something was seriously amiss among the tribe he hastened rapidly toward the direction of the sound. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

H. G. Wells And about the beach east and west there were patches and streaks of something like diluted moonshine. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

H. G. Wells And do not — Don’t beach her, you beggars, he can wade! — Do not waste the precious solitude before you in foolish thoughts. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

D. H. Lawrence The beach seemed to have sunk or been swept away, the shore was a catastrophe of rocks and boulders. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The five-mile stretch of beach between Beachy Head and Birling Gap is a dangerous place to be caught at all high tides, as in many places the sea washes right up to the foot of the cliffs. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Rudyard Kipling That autumn he left the beach as soon as he could, and set off alone because of a notion in his bullet-head. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The beach itself is a broad space of sand, brown and sparkling, with hardly any pebbles intermixed. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

I have since made inquiries, and have been assured that the nerve-shocking juggernaut of the opposite beach is palsied — liable, indeed, to dissolution at any moment. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

John Lewis Burckhard At the termination of the sandy beach are seen ruins of Saracen buildings, with a few houses called Aamaret Selhoub (ﺏﻭﻬﻟﺴ ﺓﺮﺎﻣﻋ). Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

So far as I could judge it seemed admirably adapted to Our purpose; the lagoon was as smooth as a millpond, while there was a beach of dazzling white sand on the further side. The Lady of the Island by Guy Boothby

The beach seemed much farther off than I had thought, and I began to get alarmed, puzzled over the compass several times, and finally realized that I had lost my way. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Rudyard Kipling When I reached the beach road the sea-fog fumed over the brickfields, and the tide was telling all the groins of the gale beyond Ushant. In less than an hour summer England vanished in chill grey. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

All day long the white beach rose and fell and heaved and flattened under his bright dry eyes. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Charles Dickens The beach (we could see it through the wood) looked as it always had done in the hottest time of the day. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

In this way we explored the beach for miles, until it terminated in a savage promontory that rose abruptly from the sea against which the huge billows broke in thunder. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

H. G. Wells A little point of light shone on the further bend of the curve, and the grey sweep of the sandy beach lay faint under the starlight. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Sarah Orne Jewett There was a silence in the schoolhouse, but we could hear the noise of the water on a beach below. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

This was their plan, to beach their ships on the lonely shore some two leagues north of Tenemos, whence it was but two hours’ march across the fen to Carcë. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Between the back of the house and the beach rose a huge sand-hill, sparsely grown with rushes and coarse grass. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Edgar Rice Burroughs Professor Porter was wandering along the beach south of the camp with Mr. Philander at his elbow, urging him to turn his steps back before the two became again the sport of some savage beast. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Thomas Hardy Upon the confined beach were drawn up two or three fishing-lerrets, and a couple of smaller ones, beside them being a rough slipway for launching, and a boathouse of tarred boards. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Jules Verne Robur might surely have landed on it; if he had not done so it was probably because the ground was uneven and did not offer a convenient spot to beach the aeronef. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

H. G. Wells I thrust the little boat down the beach and clambered on board her. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

H. G. Wells They account for my appearance in rags with two bars of indisputable gold upon the Littlestone beach in various ingenious ways — it doesn’t worry me what they think of me. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Charles Kingsley Frank assured Amyas that they would find a path leading from the beach up to the house, and he was not mistaken. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Jules Verne It was evident that the beach had been invaded by a number of animals which could not be seen. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Just near the beach was a primitive turtle-soup factory and in the fenced-in enclosure an unfortunate turtle awaited transformation into eighty tins of soup. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Rafael Sabatini Striding along the beach he came presently upon an empty boat. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

George Meredith The beach rather looked like a stage, and the sea like a ghostly audience, with, if you will, the broadside bulks of black sailing craft at anchor for representatives of the newspaper piers. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Adam Lindsay Gordon Ah! now with storm the day seems rife, My dull ears catch the roll Of thunder, and the far sea strife, On beach and bar and shoal — I loved her better than my life, And better than my soul. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

H. G. Wells There wasn’t a rag of cloud left in the sky when the dawn came, and all along the beach there were bits of plank scattered — which was the disarticulated skeleton, so to speak, of my canoe. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Louisa May Alcott A little gray-coated sand bird came tripping over the beach ‘peeping’ softly to itself, as if enjoying the sun and sea. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Guy de Maupassan The high hills were covered with forests, and in the distance the yellow sands formed a beach of powdered gold, while the sun shed its fiery rays on the white houses of the town. One Evening by Guy de Maupassan

T. E. Lawrence So for the last time we mustered on the windy beach by the sea’s edge, the sun on its brilliant waves glinting in rivalry with my flashing and changing men. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

At Calais the snow was beginning to fall, and along the deserted beach an old man in rags that blew in the wind wandered, searching for sea-trove. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

John Lewis Burckhard The beach on this side is a fine gravel of quartz, flint, and tufwacke. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

H. G. Wells The eastward sea was a featureless grey, dark and mysterious; and between the sea and the shadow the grey sands (of volcanic glass and crystals) flashed and shone like a beach of diamonds. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Now we saw before us, far beyond the black precipices, a broad bay with sloping shores, and a wide beach which seemed like a beach of sand. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

The beach was concealed by a thick growth of bushes on the landward side and by some rocks from the sea. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Edith Wharton But suddenly he sprang up, slid down the hillock, and running along the beach came back with a big empty shell. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

In this retreat I devoted the morning to labour; but in the evening, when the weather permitted, I walked on the stony beach of the sea to listen to the waves as they roared and dashed at my feet. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

He struck the beach somewhere in the Navigators; and he wrote to me that when he left the place, it would be feet first. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

I looked at it for a few moments, and then, turning my back upon it, I set off along the beach at a brisk pace, whistling gaily as I went. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

The beach was excellently white, the continuous barrier of trees inimitably green; the land perhaps ten feet high, the trees thirty more. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

H. G. Wells To satisfy myself against the subtlest trickery, I discharged one at a round lump of lava, and had the satisfaction of seeing the stone pulverised and the beach splashed with lead. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Jules Verne But even this last retreat was now closed to them, and the lava- torrent, flowing over the edge of the granite wall, began to pour down upon the beach its cataracts of fire. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They lay under small hand-parasols instead of beach umbrellas and were obviously less indigenous to the place. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Three hundred yards from the beach the dorsal fin of a huge hammer-head shark obtruded about two feet as it leisurely quartered a favourite hunting-ground. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

G. K. Chesterton A foot or two farther up their feet found the beach firmer, and a few moments afterwards they were leaning on the ragged breakwater and looking back at the sea they had escaped. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

But put me down on this blame’ beach alone, with nothing but a whip and a mouthful of bad words, and ask me to . The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Oscar Wilde And the Soul stood on the lonely beach and watched them. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Caroline Lamb Castle Delaval, the property of that nobleman, was situated in a valley sheltered from every keen blast by a dark wood of beach and fir. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Edgar Rice Burroughs They had anchored by night so as not to neglect a particle of the shore line, and it had happened that the preceding night had brought them off the very beach where lay the little camp they sought. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

At a little distance from the beach was a sandy rise, that led up to the face of the cliff, and on the eastern side of this rise grew a forest of young trees. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

It was thanks only to his skill in a boat that he and four others had reached a Hebridean beach alive last summer. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Greatly to the scandal of this official’s family, and against repeated remonstrances of the official himself, the people of the city persisted in using the beach for bathing. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Henry James I crossed the narrow strip and got to the sea beach — I took my way toward Malamocco. But presently I flung myself down again on the warm sand, in the breeze, on the coarse dry grass. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Jules Verne Their companions were soon beside them, but could only ascertain one thing, that not only the islet but all the beach below Granite House was covered with one uniform sheet of white. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

To obtain it in perfection the beach must be patrolled every day during due season, and very rarely is the collector rewarded by the discovery of unsullied specimens. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

John Lewis Burckhard We found the beach to be entirely barren, and without wells or springs to a considerable distance; no Bedouins were any where visible. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

One day, on our return from the town of Como, with a laden boat, we expected as usual to be met at the port by Clara and Evelyn, and we were somewhat surprised to see the beach vacant. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

He did not pull up to the path which he knew, but to a little bit of beach on which he told his men to haul up the boat and wait for him. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Farther up, where the beach was strewn with pebbles and dead sea-weed, sat a group with flesh as white as her own. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells Directly I got my eyes out of the water, I saw I’d come up a kind of beach near the forest. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Charles Kingsley Do you keep all your old haunts safe, of course, and send a couple of stout knaves to the mill, to watch the beach at the Deer Park End, on the chance; for your poet may be a true man, after all. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

F. Scott Fitzgerald When he had gone, beach and bay were quiet for an hour. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Daniel Defoe From this duck-coy west, the lake narrows, and at last almost closes, till the beach joins the shore; and so Portland may be said, not to be an island, but part of the continent. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

Edgar Rice Burroughs It was a nasty place to land, and I realized now why it was not used by the natives; but at last I managed, after a good wetting, to beach my canoe and scale the cliffs. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Thomas Hardy In entering upon the pebble beach the train had passed close to the ruins of Henry the Eighth’s or Sandsfoot Castle, whither Avice was to have accompanied him on the night of his departure. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

James Joyce One can smell off his wetsments how he is coming from a beach of promisck. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Margaret Oliphant He lay back languidly, neglecting the helm, and as he distracted Duncan’s attention too, they had nearly run aground on the low beach of the next island. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle All along the beach fishermen and crofters were hard at work hauling up spars and barrels as fast as they were tossed ashore. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle Edie and I were out walking on the sea beach on the 6th, and I could talk of nothing but my old friend—for, indeed, he was the only friend of my own age that I had at that time. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Radclyffe Hall The turf on the cliffs was as slippery as glass; on the sea-front the asphalt stuck to your shoes, and the beach was a wilderness peopled by wilting parents and irritable, mosquito-bitten children. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells The beach was of dull-grey sand, and sloped steeply up to a ridge, perhaps sixty or seventy feet above the sea-level, and irregularly set with trees and undergrowth. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

He ran out stone breakwaters from the beach far into the water to divert the currents of the ocean, and, as it were, to match his wealth against the power of the sea. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The hotel and its bright tan prayer rug of a beach were one. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

But when I reached the beach below the plateau and looked up, to see the fire still burning brightly and Miss Maybourne moving about between it and the cave, I was reassured. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Thus, in the summer the heat of the sun peeled the skin from every portion of their bodies, and in winter the excessive coldness of the ocean on that naked and exposed beach chilled their very marrow. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But my house lies five miles up the lake; your boat is sinking, and the first thing is to beach her. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

The fronds of palm-clusters dotted the beach over the glassy shimmer of the far distance. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The afternoon was very sultry, and I went down to the bathing beach for a swim. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Edgar Allan Poe His soiled pinion having lost its power, he is under the necessity of wending his way on foot from the Elfin court upon Cronest to the river beach at its base. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Jack London Buck’s first day on the Dyea beach was like a nightmare. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Few of the trees near the beach are free from such encumbrances. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Robert Louis Stevenson A few words were interchanged; and then, with another bow, he left the beach to return to the pavilion. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

It was about two miles away; but the beach was smooth, and we reached the place without any difficulty. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Willa Cather He drew up at the bit of beach of St. Peter had bought for himself years before; a little triangle of sand running out into the water, with a bath-house and seven shaggy pine-trees on it. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

H. G. Wells He answered our questions, and asked us some of his own, but his attention seemed distracted by his hallucination about a beach and a ship. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

In the peace of the night the noise grew, deepening to a rumour, continuous and violent, as if the whole semicircle of the stony beach had started to tumble down into the bay. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The beach is cover’d o’er With Trojan bands, that blacken all the shore: On ev’ry side are seen, descending down, Thick swarms of soldiers, loaden from the town. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

D. H. Lawrence A flock of goats trail over the beach near the lapping wave’s edge, dismally. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Virginia Woolf Thrown upon the beach he lies, blunt, obtuse, shedding dry blue scales. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Virginia Woolf Two great white birds with red lights on them stood there on stilt-like legs, and the beach of the island was unmarked, save by the skeleton print of birds’ feet. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

A short distance beyond the place where Doherty had left him the beach again ended in rocks. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Nathaniel Hawthorne Along the whole of this extensive beach gambols the surf-wave. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The beach resembled that of a sea-coast, with the waves rolling in upon it, and to the south-east the water extended to the horizon. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

The beach was of fine sand all the way. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

We walked awhile along the beach in silence. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

A pig who had engaged a cray-fish to pilot him along the beach in search of mussels, was surprised to see his guide start off backwards. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

John Lewis Burckhard The beach is sandy and gravelly, with some trees and shrubs growing upon it. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

F. Scott Fitzgerald She awoke drenched with sweat to find the beach deserted save for the man in the jockey cap, who was folding a last umbrella. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Florence Dixie Resuming our journey, we rode along the narrow strip of beach towards the head of the lake. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

The beach sent its silent-footed contingents trailing along the yellow sands, carrying in well-worn dilly-bags oysters and scraps of half-baked fish smeared with smoke, and gritty. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Long strands of beach trailers and grass and slender twigs are rolled and twisted up — apparently without the slightest art — into a huge loose cable eight inches in diameter. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

After dinner, when the sun was low behind the mountains, Geddie walked on the little strip of beach under the cocoanuts. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

H. G. Wells At first I spent the daylight hours on the southward beach watching for a ship, hoping and praying for a ship. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

But there was a little stretch of beach glimmering through the mountains of water, and toward this we turned, side by side. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Sinclair Lewis From a hilltop they swung down a curving road to a beach where the high surf boomed in limestone caves. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

High cliffs hemmed it in on either side, and the sea broke upon the beach of shingles. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In a moment she heard the grating of its keel upon the beach below. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Guy de Maupassant You speak to me about Etretat, and about the people who indulged in “tittle-tattle” along the beach of that delightful watering-place. The Impolite Sex (Correspondance) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

She heard a stone roll a long time down the declivity of the rocky beach above the sands. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

We walked fast, in perfect blackness and solitude, on the deserted beach between the old town and the village. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jules Verne The carpenter asked no further questions, but proceeded to choose his wood, and fixed upon the beach at the foot of Cape Bathurst as his dockyard, so that he might easily be able to launch his vessel. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells Halfway down the precipitous path to the Pentargen beach he came suddenly upon a man sitting in an attitude of profound distress beneath a projecting mass of rock. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

James Payn Mary Forest was the daughter of a fisherman at Coveton, the village on whose sandy beach Sir Robert had picked up his bride. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was a bright day, with sun glittering on the grass beach below and the white courts of the Kursal. The figures on the courts threw no shadows. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne The engineer and the reporter soon reached the little beach on which the dugong had been stranded. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne Although the tide was at present low, no beach could he seen, and the waves, thickened by the volcanic dust, beat upon the basaltic rocks. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson And it was only taken up, when the proposed volume, beach de mar, petered out. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

They are probably called after the Hindoo caste Matanga. The third class, or the Danataka Aranyaka, is formed by hermits living on the sea beach or on half-tide rocks. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

W. H. Hudson Remounting we rode on for a little over a mile, until coming to the end of the cliff we went down under it and galloped back over the narrow strip of beach which appears at low tide. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Two others were dead, their bodies cast upon the inhospitable beach by the Atlantic surge, where they lay unburied, to be mangled by the wild tribes, or to feed the hungry hyaena. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Guy de Maupassant There is nothing prettier than this beach during the morning bathing hour. Farewell! (Growing Old) (Adieu!) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He was swimming slowly and apparently painfully toward the beach upon which I stood. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

The mob gathered large stones from the beach and piled them upon her till the wretched woman was pressed to death. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I know this beach pretty well, and this end is the loneliest part of all. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Virginia Woolf Half-drawn up upon the beach lay an equal number of Spanish galleons, unmanned, for the country was still a virgin land behind a veil. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Jules Verne The beach appeared to be absolutely deserted. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Charles Dickens The beach was a desert of heaps of sea and stones tumbling wildly about, and the sea did what it liked, and what it liked was destruction. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Borrow Along a beach of dazzling white sand, we advanced towards the cape, the bourne of our journey. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Mine is a sort of beach with a sea and a lot of islands somewhere far out. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

Virginia Woolf They swept the beach with steel blue and diamond-tipped water. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

I had intended to retire and leave the beach to her, but I did not fancy being driven away so abruptly. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]