Harbour beach is handy for Lantern House. You can look out of the window and see when the tide is favourable and then head down the steps to be on the beach in five minutes.

The children love it because it is handy and sandy with lots of interesting boats and delicious ice cream, surrounded by the picturesque quayside.

We strongly recommend a drink outside No. 11, The Quay in the sunshine, before going back up the hill to Lantern House for dinner.

Of course, there has been an art installtion of a work by Damien Hirst.  A 66ft sculpture of a naked pregnant woman will remain in the seaside town for 20 years. The statue of the woman – named Verity – holding aloft a sword and standing on a base of legal books is a “modern allegory of truth and justice.”