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The last YHA I visited was YHA Beer. We stayed in the hostel but for a different experience there is also the option of glamping! Inside the YHA, there’s a self-catering kitchen for people who have brought their own food, which we did.

On the first day of our visit, we went for a night walk through a forest-like snicket. Where there was a gap in the bushes, you could see the entire town! Our walk ended at the beautiful Beer beach which has crystal clear water- perfect for swimming.

Another great town is Lyme Regis, only a few miles up the road. It has two beaches; one pebble and the other one is man-made sand. When the tide went out, a mini island appeared which was full of wildlife and perfect for budding rock poolers. It was swelteringly hot, so to escape the heat, we went to buy things for a picnic. Lyme Regis is also home to some award-winning fudge shops. Our favourite was one with a really friendly lady who served us. Just as we were about to leave, we went into an old-fashioned antiques shop where my sister and I bought a coin which was one hundred and three years old!

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On our last day, we hired a fossil hunting kit from YHA and went to Charmouth Beach, recommended by the friendly YHA staff. We walked for quite a long time until we eventually found the place we would discover the fossils. After breaking lots of rocks, we finally found two ammonites (spiral-like fossils) which we were really pleased with!

Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for livemore.yha.org.uk and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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