The Methodist Camp Association determines the mindset of this community even if policies have been liberalised over the last 23 years. The cross on the beach (image 1 ) says it all.
Most of the streets have religious names (image 2).
The police station occupies the parish house for the Thornley Chapel (image 3).
The centerpiece of the boardwalk is the pavilion used to this day for religious services on Sunday mornings and for other religious events and speakers during the week. It currently is a very controversial site - two resident lesbians have brought a major lawsuit demanding the right to marry in this pavilion being strenuously fought by the community in the courts (image 4). Appropriate signpost adorn the boardwalk ( image 5 ).