I woke up one morning feeling very hot. As I opened my eyes I noticed the intense brightness all around the room. The sun was gleaming through a crack in the curtain.
My bedroom was usually like an old dusty dark street, but now it is a lovely bright and warm sunny room. I suddenly felt happy in my self, because I thought this could be a day spent at the long sandy beach.I got out of my bed yawning and got dressed into some shorts and a brightly coloured tee-shirt. I quickly ate some cereal and toast, had a drink of cold fresh orange juice, picked up my beach towel and set off to the beach.
On the way, I could really feel the wind from the sea and the sun shining down on me as if the sun knew me and was drawing me closer and closer to the golden sands. As I drew even closer to the beach I could hear the faint children’s voices wailing as if in pain, but they were not in pain, they were just having fun running around and enjoying the sunshine. The closer I got to the beach I could hear sounds of laughter from the people, the sound of the waves lapping onto the shore, the cry of the seagulls as they swished and swooped over the water, ducking and diving for fish. Everyone was enjoying the sunshine and relaxing on the fine sand.
As I reached the beach the fine sand stretched out before me and it gave me a sense of freedom seeing the big expanse of sand. Dotted along the stretch of sand were colourful windbreaks sheltering people from the sea breeze. In my mind I knew that the sun had brought people down to the seaside.On the horizon I could see sailing boats with white sails racing around the course set out by orange buoys.
Although it was extremely sunny I could really feel the wind going through me like a drill, which was strangely refreshing. I could not help smiling to myself as I thought about the day ahead on the beach.As I looked around I thought to my- self that the beach is like one big playing field as most people were playing games of some sort. Some were playing tennis, children were playing cricket, footballs were being kicked, rugby balls were being thrown and caught, other people were paddling in the sea or playing catch in the water or just swimming about.
I couldn’t wait to join in.With all the sounds of the activities taking place it was like one huge orchestra of beach sounds. I had never heard so many different sounds together in my life, but surprisingly the noise was music to my ears. There were boats banging around, wind howling through the windbreaks, children shouting and laughing, babies crying and all the time the sound of the sea in the background.
I felt excited and wanted to join in and really enjoy every minute of my day on the beach.I sauntered to the other end of the beach where there is a gift shop called The Holidaymakers shop which sold the coolest items ever like shells, fossils and fridge magnets. An ice cream stall was situated at the other end of the beach. Children and adults were eating delicious strawberry, vanilla or chocolate ice cream with flakes stuck into the side.
It was the loveliest sight in the world.There was so much to see and do. I wandered along the beach to where you could hire wind surfers, surf boards and sailing dinghies. After I looked into the activities I looked in the nearby shop.
The shop was large and bright with the sun reflecting off the mirrors that were for sale on the walls. The shop was very pricey and must have made lots of money in the summer months. Next to the shop was a cafï¿½ with decking in the front leading onto the beach. People were enjoying the sunshine sitting at the tables overlooking people lying under parasols and windbreaks.
It was one of the best cafes around so everyone came here. The food was brilliant and the service was top class like the service you would get in a London restaurant. Everyone on the beach was friendly which made the atmosphere almost feel like a carnival.It was getting near 5 o’clock and people were starting to leave the beach.
People were packing up their belongings. Windbreaks were being taken down and picnics put away. People were leaving after a relaxing time at the lovely, sandy sunny beach. The children were eating the last of their lunch and ice creams.
After a long day on the beach it was like a mine bomb factory as all the children had dug holes everywhere so you had to dodge them.I decided that the next time I go the beach I am going to go windsurfing because it looks so exciting to glide along the water on the surf solely propelled by the wind. It will take some time to get used to it, but I will get the hang of it.Now most people had gone and the wind had died down there was a deadly hush all around.
All you could hear were the waves breaking on the sand. It felt really relaxing. The wind had calmed down and had gone to sleep until the next morning. That is when everyone gets up and goes to the beach again.
Then it’s the normal routine for the sun and the wind. All the sun cream is going to be sold out at the gift shop!