Past Issues:

My Secret Beaches Spot


I learned that this simple yet stylish looking panel, with gold rim numbers framing the clock, has a significant connection to our day-to-day life.

I was intrigued when I learned more about it.

Chuck L.



Tell us by May 10 where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a Persuasion Coffee & Chocolate Gift Package from Arlene Dickenson.


Send us a photo of your Secret Beaches Spot with a brief description. If we feature it in Beaches|life you will receive a copy of Arlene Dickenson’s new book Persuasion. Submit your photo online at


Congratulations to Ian H. – April/May’s Secret Beaches Spot winner.
Here is his answer:

This is a close up of a board on the boardwalk. The tag is for indentification

Here is the full answer from Linda P. who sent us this great shot:

I learned the following from the previous manager Dianna Clarke who lived in the gardeners cottage that every 100th board on the boardwalk is marked with a number for maintenance and replacement purposes, on the beach end of the board, so that workers would know which board number to repair/replace. At the time, it cost $60 per board to replace – that’s a lot of money for a lot of boards!