St-Leonards-on-Sea - a quirky seaside town, EnglandThursday, October 15, 2015
There's nothing like a pinch of quirkiness to add a bit of dazzle to a seaside adventure. Especially when the adventure includes giant slices of cake and some taxidermy...
Welcome to St-Leonards-on-Sea, a seaside town just a hop, skip and jump down the water from Hastings Beach, which I wrote about in my last post. The walk between the two towns takes about twenty or so minutes (or slightly longer if you're pregnant!), or if you prefer not to walk St-Leonards-on-Sea is just a single stop away from Hastings by train.
The little township has a tiny main street full of delights and local humour...
There's also several lovely cafés to try out, each with their own charm and style including bunny rabbit lights and local art hanging on the walls.
My favourite stop was the art gallery that had a cake shop inside. They served me up such a huge slice of mango and passion fruit cake I could hardly contain my delight!
Oh and of course once you've strolled the streets and indulged on sweet treats there's always the ocean to gaze at or burn some calories off by going for a swim...
Noone seemed to be swimming though! The life guard looked rather lonely the day I visited.
- You can reach both Hastings Beach and St-Leonards-on-Sea by train from London.
- The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes
- There's lots of great walks in the area, swimming (if you like cold water) and plenty of local boutiques to check out.