During our Clacton holiday one day when DB was having a rest, I went by bus to Frinton on sea and walked back along the coast to Holland on sea.
Frinton is a real old fashioned place and if you live inside the "gates" you are posher than outside. The gates are the level crossing next to the railway station. Until recently there was no pub or fish and chip shop although I still don't think there is a proper chippy, just a restaurant. Frinton was known as a dry town but now has the Lock and Barrel pub with local real ales.
I walked along the sea defence so quite easy with views one side across the sea and the other side down below me was a cycle route. I passed the golf course and a country park. Quite a few cyclists but hardly a soul walking.
This is the clock tower shelter on the greensward overlooking the beach.
This garden originally belonged to the keepers of the crossing gates. There is a museum here as well but it seems it and the garden are only open during their weekly coffee mornings on Tuesdays. So I must try to remember and visit on that day next time. I do like these old fashioned little towns as they seem so peaceful.