Situated on the ‘Sunshine Coast’ of Essex, the seaside towns of Walton-on-the- Naze and Frinton-on-Sea have a rich history. Beginning as just a small cluster of farms and cottages, by the mid-twentieth century, Frinton had grown to become a high-class seaside resort, with upmarket shopping and grand hotels. The Victorian era was similarly fruitful for the nearby town of Walton, which grew from humble Anglo-Saxon beginnings to become a popular tourist destination. Today, Frinton and Walton’s picturesque beaches and seaside charm continue to attract visitors from far and wide. Birds, seals and fossils can be viewed from the Naze, and the area’s magnificent scenery can also be enjoyed during a game of golf at Frinton. Walton pier is the third longest in the country and is a popular entertainment centre. Mike Rouse tells the engaging story of Frinton and Walton, tracing the area’s development through time.