Brightlingsea Beach

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.

Brightlingsea Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Brightlingsea Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Brightlingsea Beach has dog restrictions.
Brightlingsea beach has dog restrictions.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Brightlingsea Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -0.1℃ to 1.4℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.4℃ to 1.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NW)

Brightlingsea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Brightlingsea Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Brightlingsea Beach is at Brightlingsea 1.50 km (0.93 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:22 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 08:44 (Height 3.91m)
   Low Tide at 15:07 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 21:30 (Height 3.91m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 09:51 (Height 4.05m)
   Low Tide at 16:25 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 22:26 (Height 4.13m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:04 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 10:44 (Height 4.24m)
   Low Tide at 17:18 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 4.34m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:52 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 11:29 (Height 4.41m)
   Low Tide at 17:57 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 23:53 (Height 4.51m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:24 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 12:07 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 18:27 (Height 0.99m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 00:28 (Height 4.64m)
   Low Tide at 06:54 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 12:42 (Height 4.63m)
   Low Tide at 18:55 (Height 0.93m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 01:01 (Height 4.75m)
   Low Tide at 07:21 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 13:16 (Height 4.69m)
   Low Tide at 19:21 (Height 0.88m)

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