If you stroll down the Kaivopuisto esplanade in Helsinki, there are some wooden benches along the harbour that look like picnic benches.
Then they went for a stroll along the beachfront esplanade .
When beach showers appeared, all that was required was a quick splash, a towel, and a comb before you rejoined the crowds on the esplanade .
The esplanade in front of Edinburgh Castle is legally owned by Nova Scotia, dating from a deal concluded by Charles I and never revoked.
But whatever your particular price range you are guaranteed a fantastic view as all apartments look over either the seafront, the harbour or the esplanade .
You can wander down a main boulevard leading to the sea-front esplanade , and the only sound is a football being bounced by children against a tree.
The esplanade on the south shore has been renovated to an extremely high standard and is used by cyclists, people walking their dogs and folk generally enjoying a stroll.
It is also an easy stroll along the esplanade to Estoril if you feel like a slight change of scene or want to lose your money at the enormous casino.
If it's sunny, there's nothing finer than grabbing a pint at one of the many open-air pubs on the esplanade and watching the world go by.
A plaza joins a public esplanade which is planned to eventually connect all of Tacoma's waterfront.