This post was written by Damian, aged 10, who entered our Young Persons’ Writing Competition 2020.


My dream holiday is to go to the Jurassic Coast where there are soft, sandy beaches across the English Channel. There is so much to discover here like dusty, dry bones (from dinosaurs) and fossils lying on the beach waiting for you to find them. You can find lots of interesting historical objects just by walking along the beach. On a hot summer’s day you can go and swim in the sparkling sea but it will be cold, but don’t worry, you will get used to it.

There is so much to do at the Jurassic Coast. For a perfect day you can spend hours searching for fossils and bones from dinosaurs a long long time ago. Or maybe some will be peeking through the glistening sand, just waiting for you to find them. Another place to explore are the hundreds of small rock pools. There you might find fossils attached to the rocks, curled up like a snail’s shell. You never know when you might find a dinosaur skeleton untouched for millions of years. The rock pools are full of exciting creatures like long thin eels and hiding crabs so they don’t get captured when you go crab fishing! Sea snails leave glittering trails along the big rocks.

There is nothing better than a day at the beach with the fresh, salty sea air and the sparkling sun. You can have sandcastle competitions, seeing who can make the biggest castle or the deepest moat surrounding the tower. As you walk along the beach you can find colourful, patterned sea shells on the soft sand. You can swim and play in the incoming tide and you can also go surfing and test yourself when the big waves are approaching.

To finish your perfect day, you can have a delicious meal of fish and chips and your choice of flavour ice-cream for dessert. Relaxing on the beach you will see the glorious sunset. It looks like the sun is disappearing into the water but actually it is not. When it is almost in the water you can see the sun reflecting onto the sparkling water. The perfect end to the perfect day is to go back to your garden and make smores over a burning hot fire. It is the most spectacular place in the whole of England.