This post was written by Rohit, Aged 10, who entered our Young Persons’ Writing Competition 2020.
As I walk across the warm, golden sand, I long for some refreshing lemonade to keep me cool from the blazing hot sun. This breathtaking beach stretches for two miles, shaped like a horseshoe, curbed by shimmering water. As I look up, I can see sheer cliffs towering over, reminding me of its ancient, mysterious past. This wonderful place has everything I could imagine – picturesque views, water sports and adventures! This impeccable seaside destination is heaven.
The Jurassic Coast has unique, adventures activities that I will never forget and is a place with so much to explore. I can hike in the vast, green meadows as I try to spot deer and wild leopards. Additionally, I can visit different towns along the coast, participating in a variety of water sports, including windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, kitesurfing or jet skiing. Despite the salty and bitter taste of the sea, I will bask in the sun and explore the clear waters around Durdle Door and many other lagoons. I can visit the Historical Lulworth Castle and its amazing park that was established in the 17th century! Also, I will spend some time at the Ape Rescue Centre at Monkey World and see all the mighty apes and, if I’m lucky, I might be allowed to feed one. At sunset, I will climb Jacob’s Ladder and get a sensational view of the sun setting on the horizon. I won’t forget to stop at the Beer Quarry caves and investigate the exotic chalk carvings that date back to the Roman Era. Finally, I will go to Charmouth beach and hunt for extremely rare fossils, hoping to find a skull of an Ichthyosaur, just like Mary Anning, who was born on the Jurassic Coast in Lyme Regis in 1799.
This remarkable holiday destination has so much to offer especially if you enjoy history and sports like me. I’m sure I will never regret this holiday as the experience promises to be extraordinary. The bright sunshine will lift my spirits for a long time, and if I find a dinosaur relic, I will give it to the Natural History Museum to put on display. The Jurassic Coast- stunning views, water sports, abundant sunlight, a wealth of history, fossil hunting- what else could I dream of in the UK?