Splash, like that I was taken down by a monster wave. Some people don’t like getting in the water, so they sit on the side of the beach and listen to the waves. Meanwhile, others are drawn to the waves to swim, play, surf, and boogey board. I fall into the second category and am drawn to the waves. It’s like a never-ending roller coaster, the waves taking you up and down, up and down, up and down. It’s also good to have snorkel or scuba gear so you can see the exotic sea life, like colorful fish, sharks, sea turtles, and many other different species. The activity that you are able to do might be determined by which beach and what time of day you go. The water also has its dangers that you need to be aware of. You could be stung by a jellyfish, taken down by a hard crashing wave, sucked into a rip tide, or cut yourself on sharp rocks and coral. Even though the first category of beach goers don’t like to get into the water, they still get to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and its wildlife. I spent the last week on the beaches in Hawaii. While playing with my younger sister and brother, we were digging in the sand, making a sand fort, when all of a sudden we found a crab. Sea turtles will also often come ashore to rest and sun bathe. The sounds of the waves are relaxing and soothing, allowing people to relax and unwind. The color and beauty of the ocean can change depending on the time of day and location. For example, during sunrise or sunset, with the sun low on the horizon, the light bounces of the waves in a pretty pink, yellow, and orange. Once again, the beach is a great place to be for all people, even if you don’t like to get in the water. During my trip to Hawaii, I went to many beaches and had lots of fun doing all different kinds of activities.