|Traffic banked up before New Year|
The roads can get very congested indeed during the summer at coastal resorts, although it's a bit of a mystery to me where all the cars go!
Nevertheless, apart from the traffic, in my limited experience, the towns seem to cope quite well with the influx of short-term visitors. Only once couldn't we get a seat in our preferred café when we were looking for a coffee (what greater test can there be than that?) In fact, except on the very busiest of days, there even seems to be parking available (even if a bit of a walk is required).
Of course, the area largely depends on tourism for its economic well-being, so it's not surprising that the facilities manage to cope, albeit that they are sometimes a little stretched. And even if you are in the car, with a bit of planning, there are routes to avoid the worst of the congestion.