Colchester Castle is an example of a largely complete Norman castle. Colchester’s keep at 46 m by 34 m (152 by 112 feet) is thought to be the largest ever built in Britain and the largest Read more [...]
Nearest Things To Do Essex
Heading to Essex and looking for something to do or a place to visit. Coast Radar is not just a list of beaches but we bring you the whole Essex coast including castles, lighthouses, piers, museums, beautiful gardens, seaside towns, National Trust and other heritage properties.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Essex day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Essex activity.
Wat Tyler Country Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with 125 acres of country walks, wildlife spotting and adventure play for kids.
Westcliff Gardens are on a hillside by the Southen-on-Sea promenade.
Open air heated swimming pool. This is open from 10am to 10pm seven days a week from the beginning of May to October.
The Cater Museum is a small museum in the heart of Billericay dedicated to the history of the area and its community. 74 High Street was purchased by Mrs. Alice Read more [...]
Hadleigh Castle is the ruins of a royal castle overlooking the Essex marshes. Construction was begun in about 1215 by Hubert de Burgh, but extensively refortified by Edward III during the Read more [...]
St Botolph’s Priory, was the first English Augustinian priory church, founded at the end of the eleventh century from the Anglo-Saxon minster community of Colchester. Only remains stand today.
Hockley Woods has many woodland trails for ramblers, cyclists, running clubs and horse riders.
Tilbury Fort, artillery fort protected London’s seaward approach from the 16th century through to World War II. Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth famously rallied her Read more [...]
The Brightlingsea Open Air Pool was originally built in 1933. It comprises of two pools, one a 15m paddling pool, and the second a 50m main pool.
Dutch Cottage Museum, the oldest of originally three (known) octagonal-shaped Dutch Cottages on Canvey Island, this one is dated 1681. The cottage was occupied into the twentieth century. The museum Read more [...]
The pier build started in 1852 and was opened in July 1953 and was originally twice the current size but due to a fire in the later 1920’s half was Read more [...]