The town is rundown. The steel shuttered shops lining the shopping streets are depressing and lead you to think worse of the area than it maybe deserves.
Money is being spent on the seafront but the planners need to get the shops to up their act. The main eating options are cheap looking curry, kebab and pizza houses and the main attraction seems to be cheap alcohol.
Delightful English seaside town, good fish & chips, nice promenade (but undergoing big renovation project as of summer 2015) - it's even got an ice rink! Be sure to visit St.
Mary's island (to the North) with its lighthouse and seal watch program. But don't stay at the Rex Hotel when the nightclub's open or you'll get no sleep!