Walton-on-the-Naze Beach (aka Albion Beach & Southcliff Beach)

Walton-on-the-Naze beach is a traditional large sandy beach with wooden groynes splitting it into sections. The beach sits on either side of the second-longest pier in Britain, with nearby Southend being the longest. As you are standing on the pier looking out to sea, the beach on the left is also known as Albion Beach whilst the beach on the right is known as Southcliff Beach.

This still has some of the charms of the original Victorian seaside town with a promenade, pier and beach huts.

Facilities include parking, a pier and amusements, a slipway, a promenade, kiosks, shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs nearby, beach huts for hire, seasonal lifeguards and RNLI Shop.

Walton-on-the-Naze Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Walton-on-the-Naze Beach has dog restrictions.
Walton-on-the-Naze beach,the managed left-hand side (as you look out to sea) of the pier has a dog ban between 1st May and 30th September. The right side of the pier allows dogs all year round.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have one beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, 23 beaches in Essex, or check our list of Essex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Walton-on-the-Naze Beach Photos

Albion Beach

Walton-on-the-Naze 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 8.6℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Nov 29fog
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Dec 02rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNE)

Walton-on-the-Naze weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Walton-on-the-Naze Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Walton-on-the-Naze Beach is at WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE 0.68 km (0.42 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.

Mon 28 Nov
   High Tide at 02:11 (Height 4.06m)
   Low Tide at 08:26 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 14:35 (Height 4.26m)
   Low Tide at 20:36 (Height 0.98m)
Tue 29 Nov
   High Tide at 03:01 (Height 3.90m)
   Low Tide at 09:23 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 15:32 (Height 4.07m)
   Low Tide at 21:36 (Height 1.15m)
Wed 30 Nov
   High Tide at 03:58 (Height 3.74m)
   Low Tide at 10:30 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 16:39 (Height 3.89m)
   Low Tide at 22:45 (Height 1.28m)
Thu 01 Dec
   High Tide at 05:06 (Height 3.64m)
   Low Tide at 11:44 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 17:53 (Height 3.80m)
   Low Tide at 23:58 (Height 1.33m)
Fri 02 Dec
   High Tide at 06:19 (Height 3.63m)
   Low Tide at 12:55 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 19:07 (Height 3.82m)
Sat 03 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:09 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 07:32 (Height 3.71m)
   Low Tide at 14:01 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 20:15 (Height 3.90m)
Sun 04 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:15 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 08:36 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 15:01 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 21:13 (Height 3.99m)

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