After an eighteen-year absence, Dan Marrack returns to the Cornish surfing town of his youth with teenage children in tow. But his return doesn t sit too well with old love rival, Mark Penwarden, who suffered the indignity of Dan s affair with his wife, Susan. Family ties are stretched to breaking point when Mark realises his son has fallen for Dan s daughter Abi, and though he tries to invoke a ban on the teenagers burgeoning romance, the two families are forced to unravel and mend the secrets of the past. Echo Beach, the soap opera companion to the comedy-behind-the-show, Moving Wallpaper, allowed the audience two delicious guilty pleasures. One, to indulge, face-value, in a light and warm-hearted soap, and two, having watched the making of the drama in Moving Wallpaper, to spot the evidence of its chaotic production.