Nice capture! I'm a bit torn about the split horizon. It feels unbalanced to me, but if you crop the bottom, you lose some of the reflected lighthouse.
The brightness on the right draws my eye over there, but there's nothing really over there. The interesting stuff is on the left. I think if you crop it vertically just to the right of the lighthouse, you bring the focus back and it's easier to linger on it and notice the people there. I'd also try a touch of sharpening.
Thanks for the comments everyone.
Simon, the beach is in a little town called Lossiemouth, you're bound to have been on holdidays there when you were a kid!!
LaFota, Simon and I come from the same town so we've probably crossed paths at sometime.
Karl, I'm certainly no professional, just an amateur keen to improve.
ahh yes, im sure i have been there, i remember now! i pushed my sister in a pond, happy times . those were the days... Sadly she has moved away now! not to worry, hope you have a nice life now that you have departed from Stonehaven, im sure you will come back someday, and perhaps we will cross paths!