The recently opened Porth Eirias water sport area is an attempt to win back visitors. It seems to attract day visitors with petrol-driven watersport in mind. Catering facilities appear to currently be minimal. The new beach is a pleasant expensive addition, but spoilt by the nearby rusting hulk of the pier that will hopefully be "dispatched" by a severe winterstorm. The initial impression given by the extremely dilapidated pier for visitors arriving on the promenade from the town centre must be poor. OK, if you remember your bucket and spade.