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Canvey Island Beach

This is a sandy beach with a children's tidal swimming pool overlooking the Thames Estuary. There are some shops and cafes along the seafront.more...

Canvey Island Beach, Canvey Island, SS8 7JQ [show map]

Chalkwell Beach

Chalkwell beach is a way from the hustle and bustle of the main beach at Southend. It has a carpark nearby at Chalkwell Esplanade. It has local facilities including kiosks and cafes nearby and is just five minutes from Chalkwell Stationmore...

Chalkwell Beach, Chalkwell Esplanade, Southend, SS0 8JJ [show map & facilities]

Paid parking


Clacton Beach

Clacton is the quintessential seaside town. The sandy beach has a pier, promenade, amusements and nearby parking. It's sandy beach is popular with families. There are water sports at the beach - kayaking, sailing, wind surfing and jet skiing.more...

Clacton Beach, Clacton On Sea, CO15 6JS [show map]

Dovercourt Bay

Dovercourt Bay is a peaceful resort with lots of facilities for all the family. The beaches are sand and shingle, overlooking the ports of Harwich and Felixtowe. You can find a skate park nearby, a boating lake and a model yacht pond.more...

Dovercourt Bay, Harwich, CO12 3TA [show map]

The Naze Beach and Tower

This sandy beach is very different from its more well known neighbour at Walton on the Naze. The beach has WWII defences and the well known Naze Tower nearby. It's a great place to hunt for fossils. Most common are sharks teeth which are easy to find - if you know what to look for! **There is no lifeguard service on this beach.more...

The Naze Beach, Walton, CO14 8LG [show map]

Walton on the Naze Beach

This beautiful sandy beach is popular with local families and holiday makers. Not only will you find the second longest pier in the world (Southend is the longest!) but you'll find amusements and water sports such as kite surfing and sailing. It is perfect for building sand castles and has a seasonal lifeguard service. It is a short walk into Walton, the nearest town, which has shops and cafes. more...

Walton On The Naze Beach, Walton, CO14 8EA [show map]

Westcliff Bay

A short walk from the main beach at Southend is Westcliff Bay. This sand and shingle beach is popular with families and has the famous Rossi Ice Cream Emporium and the Archway cafes nearby. A short walk from the main beach at Southend is Westcliff Bay. This beach is sand and shingle and has cafes and restaurants nearby. Near the beach is the famous Rossi Ice Cream Emporium.more...

Westcliff Bay, Western Esplanade, South End, SS0 8FE [show map]

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