Itinerary

Three Shells Beach

Three Shells beach is a sandy beach in the middle of Southend-on-Sea by the pier.

Three Shells is a popular family beach as it is in the town and close to shops, cafes, restaurants, amusements and the pier.

Facilities include parking, toilets, food outlets, amusements, sailing club with slipway.

Three Shells Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 9 beaches around Southend-on-Sea, 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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

Today
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 17.6℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Jul 01
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Jul 02
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Jul 03
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jul 04
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (NW)

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

Three Shells Beach Tide Times

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