We slept in this morning but after a delicious breakfast of bacon and eggs we walked down the three long blocks and indeed there is a beach! We walked along the promenade and then back to the center of town via a different route.
There are lots of one story houses and three and four story apartments and condo buildings. Most of the condos appear to be buttoned up for winter but I suspect in the summer this place is jumping. Right now it appears to mostly be locals going about their daily lives.
There is a nice little store across the street, a bakery three doors down and the takeaway place (which had delicious food yesterday) a block and a half away, so with the close proximity of food, the cool weather and the proximity to walk along the Atlantic, I think we will enjoy our time here