I recently moved to the South Coast, Shoreham-By-Sea in fact. I love it here. The cosmopolitan versus provincial mix feels a lot better executed than in my previous home town of Bath, and I have a sea view. I am happy.
There’s clearly a lot I don’t know about the area, though. For example, Dan of Empty Shops Network is currently blogging about an interesting tender from Worthing Council looking for an artist in residence to make works for the beachfront this summer. Why they want a replica of Queen Victoria’s knickers is beyond me, though.