Short Sands is one of my hometown beaches. It is overrun with tourists in the summer and abandoned in the winter. So empty that all the shops close completely down, putting ugly old stained sheets in the front windows to make their point. Well yeah, because until I saw the skanky sheets I really hadn’t noticed that you were closed for the season. When Steven King’s ‘The Stand’ was being filmed they shot footage at the Funarama, (which is right on the beach) in the wintertime to show a post apocalyptic world.