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

Dog Friendly Beach?

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 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Three Shells 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 3.6℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.7℃ to 0.8℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)

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

Three Shells Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Three Shells Beach is at Southend-On-Sea 1.83 km (1.13 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.

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)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:02 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 10:13 (Height 4.87m)
   Low Tide at 16:24 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 22:52 (Height 4.91m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:08 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 11:10 (Height 5.07m)
   Low Tide at 17:19 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 23:40 (Height 5.11m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:59 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 11:56 (Height 5.25m)
   Low Tide at 18:04 (Height 1.16m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 00:19 (Height 5.26m)
   Low Tide at 06:41 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 12:35 (Height 5.37m)
   Low Tide at 18:41 (Height 1.09m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 00:55 (Height 5.38m)
   Low Tide at 07:16 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 13:10 (Height 5.46m)
   Low Tide at 19:13 (Height 1.04m)

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