The seafront stretches for three to four miles past a prominent Bandstand and a Pier and is backed by an almost continuous line of hotels – many of which date from the Victorian era. The only slight downside for the bucket-and-spade brigade is that the beach is composed of shingle and not sand.
The promenade is the place for a walk, a dawdle perhaps, or a jog. With the dog or without. And on a favourable afternoon, from the upper tier of the Bandstand, the lighting is perfect for a spot of people watching.