Here are some pictured hanging out yesterday. They had brought with them what used to be known as a sound system. I looked over but I couldn’t see what was blasting the beats all over the beach – I strongly suspect it must have involved an iPod. I suppose it would be easy to be irritated by this audio intrusion, but to be honest I was in favour. Chalkwell Beach is hardly the place you tip up if you fancy a bit of splendid isolation, after all. I also found out this. If you lie down on the sand in the sun, close your eyes and listen to the music, well, you could be any age at all.