Regent St. developed on the causeway which originally extended west from the site of the Mason’s Arms on what became Victoria St, to serve the Royal Clarence Hotel. The entrance to The Clarence was from this street (The coach entrance archway can still be seen) as there was then no vehicular access across the dunes from the seaward side.
Royal Clarence Hotel showing gateposted entrance to Regent St, by this time connecting with the original North Esplanade
Advertisements from Burnham on Sea Golf Handbook, date unknown.
The picture above, possibly from the 1970’s, shows the International Supermarket and W.H. Smiths.