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 and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.Brightlingsea Beach is a Blue Flag Beach
Brightlingsea Beach has dog restrictions.
Brightlingsea beach has dog restrictions.

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

Visit Brightlingsea Beach


(Get directions)

Brightlingsea Beach Photos

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 19.2℃ to 22℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 16.7℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 17.7℃ to 18.8℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 18.2℃ to 19.6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 18.9℃ to 20.3℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 18.6℃ to 20.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (ENE)

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.

Mon 08 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:30 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 08:48 (Height 4.00m)
   Low Tide at 15:13 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 21:23 (Height 4.33m)
Tue 09 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 10:11 (Height 4.12m)
   Low Tide at 16:37 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 22:40 (Height 4.58m)
Wed 10 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:11 (Height 0.97m)
   High Tide at 11:23 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 17:55 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 23:45 (Height 4.91m)
Thu 11 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:19 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 12:22 (Height 4.71m)
   Low Tide at 19:01 (Height 0.49m)
   High Tide at 00:42 (Height 5.20m)
Fri 12 Aug
   Low Tide at 07:12 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 13:12 (Height 4.98m)
   Low Tide at 19:48 (Height 0.28m)
Sat 13 Aug
   High Tide at 01:31 (Height 5.39m)
   Low Tide at 07:54 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 13:58 (Height 5.19m)
   Low Tide at 20:32 (Height 0.14m)
Sun 14 Aug
   High Tide at 02:18 (Height 5.45m)
   Low Tide at 08:34 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 14:42 (Height 5.32m)
   Low Tide at 21:10 (Height 0.10m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Where to stay ...

You may also like ...

In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.

Something to see and do…

Some more seaside locations in Essex