Folkestone is unusual as it lacks a conventional seafront. Most of the resort’s facilities are concentrated at the level of the cliff-top Victorian boulevard known as The Leas. The older part of the town, with its cobbled streets, lies close to the harbour below. Nearby is the bathing beach at East Cliff Sands, at the foot of the cliffs crowned by a Martello Tower. The multi-million pound regeneration of the town centre has given a new buzz to this already vibrant resort, combining 21st century shopping centres and traditional shops, boutiques, country markets and a bustling Creative Quarter.