Chalkwell Beach

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

Chalkwell Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Chalkwell Beach has dog restrictions.
Chalkwell beach, No dogs are allowed on Southend beaches between 1st May and 30th September.

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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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

Chalkwell 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 2.9℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Mar 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 31rain
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Apr 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Apr 02rain
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (ENE)

Southend-on-Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Chalkwell Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Chalkwell Beach is at Southend-On-Sea 3.68 km (2.29 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 27 Mar
   High Tide at 03:49 (Height 5.61m)
   Low Tide at 09:47 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 16:11 (Height 5.11m)
   Low Tide at 22:14 (Height 0.98m)
Tue 28 Mar
   High Tide at 04:28 (Height 5.26m)
   Low Tide at 10:17 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 16:49 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 22:50 (Height 1.20m)
Wed 29 Mar
   High Tide at 05:16 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 11:00 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 17:39 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 23:45 (Height 1.46m)
Thu 30 Mar
   High Tide at 06:22 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 12:11 (Height 1.84m)
   High Tide at 18:55 (Height 4.21m)
Fri 31 Mar
   Low Tide at 01:13 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 4.32m)
   Low Tide at 14:01 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 20:31 (Height 4.25m)
Sat 01 Apr
   Low Tide at 02:51 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 09:16 (Height 4.51m)
   Low Tide at 15:28 (Height 1.74m)
   High Tide at 21:47 (Height 4.55m)
Sun 02 Apr
   Low Tide at 04:05 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 10:19 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 16:28 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 22:42 (Height 4.90m)

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