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 Read more [...]
Planning a trip to Essex and looking for the nearest beaches. The Essex coastline is varied and the perfect family destination for days out, with the traditional bucket and spade pier resorts like Southend and Clacton that will keep everyone entertained to exploring the wildlife saltmarshes, tidal inlets, or one of Essex’s 35 islands.
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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 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 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 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 Read more [...]
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 Read more [...]
Clacton (Clacton-on-Sea) is the largest town on the Tendring Peninsula, in Essex, a seaside resort that popularity increased due to its close, day-trip possible, proximitery to London. Clacton has a 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, Read more [...]
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 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, Read more [...]
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 Read more [...]
Cudmore Grove beach is on the eastern end of Mersea Island within the Cudmore Grove Country Park. This is a sand and pebble beach backed by grassland and marshes and Read more [...]