Find the nearest Seaside Award in Essex
Seaside Award beaches in Essex. Unlike the Blue Flag beach award, each country also has its own seaside award to signify a good standard of beach and facilities. The awards evaluate a beach on water quality, information displays, environmental management, safety and services.
Below we list the current Essex beaches that hold a Seaside Award.
- 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 by a promenade and a large grass area. You have some interesting beach huts at the promenade level that at the beach are on stilts. Parking on the road, toilets, shops, one pub, beach huts and grassy areas.
- Shoebury Common Beach is a shingle beach that overlooks the Thames Estuary and is bounded to the East by the land formerly occupied by the Shoeburyness Artillery Barracks. The beach is on the eastern end of the long continuous Southend seafront, backed by a promenade with beach huts. Facilities include parking, toilets, cafe, beach huts and promenade.
- Jubilee Beach is a busy beach as it is within Southend on Sea but located just away from the main attractions but still within walking distance of local amenities: Adventure Island, amusements, shops, plus a huge choice of cafes. Jubilee Beach is a favorite with families. Facilities include parking, toilets and food.
- 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, shops, beach huts, car parking, toilets, disabled facilities including access to beach, slipway, promenade.
- Thorpe Bay beach is a sand/pebble beach, groynes, tidal paddling pool and is backed by a promenade. The beach is part of the long Southend-on-Sea seafront and is popular with all watersports. Facilities include parking, toilets, cafes, restaurants and a promenade.
- 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 on the estuary. The beach has a designated zone, but beware of tides, at low tide you may have more than 1 mile to walk out or back. Typically you are looking at about 90 minutes either side of high tide. The beach is next to a MOD firing range. Facilities include parking (some areas are seasonal), toilets, slipway, outside shower and beach zones help keep water users segregated.
- 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 known as Albion Beach. Facilities include parking, pier and amusements, slipway, promenade, kiosks, shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs nearby, beach huts, seasonal lifeguards and RNLI Shop.
- Chalkwell Beach is a sandy beach with groynes backed by a grassy area and the beach has a seawater paddling pool. Chalkwell is part of the long Southend-on-Sea seafront, sitting towards the Western end and is less busy than the stretches near the pier. Facilities at the beach include parking, toilets, cafes and kiosks. Chalkwell train station marks the end of the Southend seafront and is just a five-minute walk away
- Three Shells beach is a sandy beach in the middle of Southend-on-Sea by the pier. Three Shells is a popular family beach as it is in the town and close to shops, cafes, restaurants, amusements and the pier. Facilities include parking, toilets, food outlets, amusements, sailing club with slipway.
- 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.