As well as its wharfs and marinas, we boast our own seaside resort. The area offers four miles of seafront promenade and beaches, with backdrops ranging from Victorian Mansions to derelict units and amusement arcades to nature reserves. Our Pier is a Grade II listed Victorian pleasure pier with a unique history. It was dismantled to prevent invasion in WWII and has caught fire several times. There are outstanding horticultural displays along the whole of the Common and the seafront, varying from award winning bedding displays to the varied sheltered planting at the Rock Gardens.