Frinton-on-Sea is a small quiet seaside town in Essex and is a world away from it is busier neighbours of Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton-on-Sea. Frinton-on-Sea has a sandy beach with wooden groynes, more than a 1.5km (1 mile) long, with zoned areas for swimming, sailing and windsurfing. The beach is backed read more
Walton-on-the-Naze beach is a traditional large sandy beach with wooden groynes splitting it into sections. The beach sits either side of the second longest pier in Britain, with nearby Southend being the longest. This still has some of the charms of the original Victorian seaside town. The beach is also read more
Shoebury East beach is approximately quarter of a mile long gently sloping sandy/shingle beach backed by a large grassy area perfect for picnics. Can get very crowded on hot summer days and bank holidays. East Beach is a popular beach for watersports, especially windsurfing and kitesurfing, due to its position read more
Holland-on-sea beach is a sandy beach to the east of Clacton. A sandy beach with some sea defences. Holland-on-sea beach is less busy than the main Clacton beaches but only a half an hour walk from the Pier. Also a short walk to Frinton in the North. The upper promenade read more
Brooklands Beach sits within Jaywick on the outskirts of Clacton-on-Sea. You have a beach that sits alongside the main street and at the end you have a holiday camp. The beach has sea breakwaters that provides a number of bays backed by sand dunes. Parking, toilets, shops and amusements.
Dovercourt Bay beach is a sand and shingle beach that gently shelves into the sea. A popular family beach with activities and amusements to keep the children happy. Dovercourt is well known for being the location for Maplins Holiday Park in the 1980’s BBC sitcom Hi-De-Hi. Facilities include cafe, restaurant, read more
Clacton (Clacton-on-Sea) is the largest town on the Tendring Peninsula, in Essex. It is a seaside resort that developed in the 1950/60/70’s due to its close proximitery to London. Clacton has a selection of sandy beaches, watersports, a Victorian pier, amusements, fun fair, pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants. The famous read more
Clacton West beach and Martello Bay beaches are adjacent to each other with gentle shelving sand backed by a promenade and seafront gardens. Facilitiesinclude car parking, toilets, shops, cafe, restaurants, pubs, promenade, amusements, deckchair hire, child safety wristband scheme.
Canvey Island is a reclaimed island in the Thames estuary, protected by 15 miles of concrete wall sea defenses. As Canvey Island lies below sea level and it is prone to flooding at very high tides. Canvey has three sailing clubs; The Island Yacht Club, the Chapman Sands Sailing Club read more
Thorney Bay beach is a small sandy beach (some mud at lower tide) on Canvey Island backed by a large grassy area. Facilities include car parking, cafe, children’s play area, grass areas and to one side of the beach you have a caravan park.
Brightlingsea beach is a small semicircular beach and quiet family resort that has a gently shelving sand and shingle beach. Located where the River Colne flows into the sea. Activities include windsurfing, canoeing, jet skis, crazy golf and bowls. Facilities include car park, beach huts.
Cudmore Grove Country park has a sand and pebble beach backed by grassland and marshes. The beach is also known as East Mersea. Popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Pay and display car park, toilets, picnic and BBQ areas, backed by Fen Farm holiday park. Dogs allowed.