That gave us just long enough to try out the sailing (a range of dinghies, catamarans and windsurfers were lined up, ready-rigged, on the beach, reassuringly flanked by instructors and rescue boats).
A total of 24,970 men reached this beach, flanked to the west by high cliffs but open to the east.
A Frisbee's throw from a sandy beach flanked by grassy dunes, this retreat has three funky bedrooms, but it's the enormous south-facing roof terrace with its sunloungers, hammocks and barbecue that takes the biscuit.
Regardless of how you make the steep trek downward to Kabak - by tractor (10 minutes) or on foot (20 minutes) - you'll be rewarded with a spectacular and empty beach flanked by two long cliffs.
We emerge from the forest on a rocky beach flanked by steep sandstone cliffs.
Temar hurried down the beach, flanked by Usara and Larissa.
Las Khorey boasts white beaches and crystal clear sea water flanked by an abundant reef.
After all this culture I take a dip in the sea at La Caleta, a beach flanked on one side by the San Sebastián fort and on the other by the Santa Catalina castle, built in 1598 to deter further British attacks.
Hat Laem Sala, a sandy beach flanked on three sides by dry limestone hills and casuarinas, has a small visitors centre, a restaurant, bungalows and a camping area.