Brightlingsea Beach, Essex


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 and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Brightlingsea, 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for Brightlingsea in Essex

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


Our tide forecast for Brightlingsea Beach in Essex.

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