Denes, immediately south of the town, are rich in wild flowers.
Scarce species like sea holly and sea pea
persist among the clumps of marram and, in the
short turf, many different tiny flowers bloom in spring, such as
early and changing forgetmenots, various clovers
and spring vetch.
major change in recent years was the loss of massed yellow tree
lupins which were decimated by large, blue American aphids
in the early 1990s but which are now returning.