Leigh Bell Wharf Beach (Essex)

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  • Information

    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.

    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 no beaches around Southend-on-Sea, 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • 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.
  • Tides
  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for Southend-on-Sea in Essex is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.

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