One beach on the list:
Brazzaville Beach by William BoydRead about another literary beach on Mullan's list.
Washed up like driftwood, Hope Clearwater lives in a beach house on Brazzaville Beach. She sits there and recalls her past – her broken marriage, her disturbing experiences researching animal behaviour, her involvement in a civil war – as the waves roll in. The beach is where you go to get your head clear.