A large, shallow, freshwater storage reservoir and is the largest freshwater body in Essex. The reservoir contains around 25,000 Megalitres. It is a pumped storage reservoir. This means water is Read more [...]
Nearest Things To Do Essex
Heading to Essex and looking for something to do or a place to visit nearby. 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.
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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, to find the closest hit the jump to my location compass or use the search bar to plan where your next Essex activity could be.
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 [...]
Colchester Zoo has over 260 rare species many part of breeding programmes. Interactive daily displays get you closer to the animals and the zoo offers a wide range of educational Read more [...]
Walton and Frinton lifeboat station was established in 12884 and operates an all weather lifeboat. This was one of the 19 stations that supported the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Read more [...]
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 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.
Belfairs Woodland Centre is the gateway to the beautiful and ancient Belfairs and Daws Heath Living Landscape. This is an area of around 1160 acres which is vital for nature Read more [...]
Burnham-on-Crouch has had a lifeboat station in the town for over 40 years.
Coggeshall Grange Barn is a 13th-century monastic barn managed by the National Trust, and is one of Europe’s oldest timber-framed buildings. The barn has a spectacular single open space and Read more [...]
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 [...]
The Mangapps Railway Museum is a heritage railway centre located near Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex. The ¾ mile of standard gauge passenger carrying line, with restored stations, signal boxes and ancillary Read more [...]