The Beach Descriptive Essay

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The fiery ball blinds you as it floods the beach with its rays, making the shady beach of Barry Island seem like paradise, heat comparable to the Sahara desert.

A child desperately tries to prevent his ice cream from a sand encrusted death as it plummets to the floor, debating whether or not he wants a vanilla and sand flavour ice cream, his face puzzled as he decides on retrieval, he would soon be distracted by the horde of people rapidly rushing to the depths of the sea.

The sea sits calm and patient, almost inviting to the untrained eye. From afar the sea seems crystal-like projecting as it does a near perfect mirror image as if the sky and sea are at one. The closer you get to the sea you soon start to see its cracks as if it was a porcelain doll, beautiful and almost elegant from a distance. It's too late to turn back now the seas illusion has set in, the soggy sand has captured your footprint. Suddenly the sea shows its true colours a horrible musk of black filth, home to all types of disgusting bacteria waiting to pounce on the weak immune system.

The stench of chip fat rules the air like a corrupt king slaying the sense of smell. Enticing the beach goers into a calorific snack, washed down by the warmth of a flat lifeless beer, where the rules of 'best served chilled' have been extremely violated. Seagulls circle the area ready to raid the sand for the food the sea has not yet claimed, Vermin of the air are hunting their prey.

Litter clutters the beach, making a kaleidoscope of colours created by the metallic wrappers, making the lack of care for nature appear pretty.

The music from the nearby arcades echo along the shore, the overused speakers struggling to release any sound of a crisp standard. Beach goers of a certain age, overwhelmed with feelings of nostalgia, as the oldest records belt out.


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