This seaside town offers many attractions and diversions, including:

a beach-launched fishing fleet to supply the chips shops

funicular railways


castle ruins

a pier which was gutted by fire in 2010 but is scheduled to rise from the ashes

convivial public houses

well used cycle paths

and a little patch of America

"The poor man's Brighton" has hosted over the years:

Pre-Raphaelite bro Dante Gabriel Rossetti

John Logie Baird, the inventor of television

Whole Earth Foods co-founder Craig Sams,
looking a little like Normal Mailer

prolific author Catherine Cookson

the occasional pirate

a busker who sings like Dylan



and many others who prefer to remain anonymous.