Leigh Bell Wharf Beach

Leigh Bell Wharf beach is a small strip of sand alongside Leigh’s renowned cockle sheds. When the tide is out this just becomes a muddy estuary.

Facilities include parking, toilets, nearby cafe and restaurants.

Leigh Bell Wharf Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Leigh Bell Wharf Beach has dog restrictions.
Leigh Bell Wharf beach, No dogs are allowed on Southend's 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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Leigh Bell Wharf 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 3.8℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (N)
Friday, Jan 27cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.5℃ to 1.2℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Jan 31clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WSW)

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

Leigh Bell Wharf Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Leigh Bell Wharf Beach is at Southend-On-Sea 5.02 km (3.12 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.

Thu 26 Jan
   High Tide at 03:30 (Height 5.85m)
   Low Tide at 10:08 (Height 0.17m)
   High Tide at 16:00 (Height 5.83m)
   Low Tide at 22:05 (Height 0.88m)
Fri 27 Jan
   High Tide at 04:14 (Height 5.72m)
   Low Tide at 10:46 (Height 0.34m)
   High Tide at 16:47 (Height 5.54m)
   Low Tide at 22:45 (Height 1.02m)
Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 04:58 (Height 5.52m)
   Low Tide at 11:23 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 17:36 (Height 5.23m)
   Low Tide at 23:28 (Height 1.19m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 05:48 (Height 5.27m)
   Low Tide at 12:05 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 18:30 (Height 4.94m)
Mon 30 Jan
   Low Tide at 00:20 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 06:46 (Height 5.00m)
   Low Tide at 12:58 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 19:32 (Height 4.71m)
Tue 31 Jan
   Low Tide at 01:27 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 07:54 (Height 4.80m)
   Low Tide at 14:04 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 20:41 (Height 4.63m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:44 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 09:05 (Height 4.75m)
   Low Tide at 15:16 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 21:52 (Height 4.71m)

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

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