Always plenty of life here at any time of the year, any time of day or night. Great for strolling along the promenade or whiling away some time in one of the many bars and restaurants, where you can soon get chatting to find out what’s going on. Yes the chains are here, but so are many independents worth seeking out. Lots of festivals, so be sure to check out what’s on. The beach is sandy and safe and diving is available, with warm water from April to November. You can drive along the seafront which can be a benefit or disadvantage, depending on your point of view.