St Leonards-on-Sea is an original, seaside Regency New Town, just west of Hastings & has a wonderful vintage feel to it. It has a mile long promenade & cycle track with magnificent coastal views. The town was purpose built in 1826 by the famous Regency architect & planner James Burton & his son Decimus who took over from him, alongside John Nash. There are many well laid out gardens, including Warrior Sq. Norman Rd, named as 'Portobello Road-on-Sea' by The Times newspaper, offers a great collection of antique shops, vintage galleries, restaurants & cafes. Stroll further along to Hastings & explore the Old Town, with its weather-boarded cottages, shops, cafes & restaurants. Visit the ruins of Hastings Castle or take a trip along The Stade, the old fishing quarter & indulge in some freshly caught shellfish straight from the boats. The village of Battle with its pretty tea rooms or Rye & its cobbled streets make for enjoyable days out. Beach, shops, pubs & restaurants 500yds.