Write about the beach: your favorite memory of a trip, what you love, what you hate. Would you live on the coast if you could, or is it better just for a visit?

I don’t think we have ever been on a family vacation not to the beach. It’s mostly because my mom loves the beach, but we all secretly love it too. We have been to beaches in North and South Carolina and Florida. This past summer, we took a trip to Rhode Island for my cousin’s wedding.

My favorite thing about the beach is the waves. I love giant waves that knock you down if you’re not prepared for them. My favorite thing to do is to ride waves all the way to the shore. This doesn’t happen for me very often, but there is usually one “perfect wave”. My dad is really good at it. He says I could go farther if I put my head under, but I don’t want to get the saltwater up my nose.

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My favorite trip to the beach was when we went to Myrtle Beach. It was very hot that summer and the waves were huge. We stayed at a Christian campground with friends. I think that vacations are more fun with friends, but we don’t do that very much. I think I’ll do that when I have a family.

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Besides getting sea water in my nose, I don’t like the sand. It gets everywhere. It also bothers me that I can never get all of it off my feet. After vacation, the carpet of our car is full of sand.

Every time we go to the beach, my dad and I fill a water bottle full of sand and water to take home. I brought home a jar of Rhode Island water, but I dumped it because it smelled bad and wasn’t very pretty.

When I go to the beach, I like to imagine living there. I would love to be able to go sit on the beach to read or eat. I’m torn though, because I would also like to live in the city. I want to visit Los Angeles before I decide.

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What is your favorite memory of the beach? What do you love about it? Would you rather take a trip somewhere else? Respond with a comment!

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