"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Brightlingsea Beach

Brightlingsea on the River Colne is rich in seafaring history and is one of the Cinque Ports. The town is a haven for yachting and hosts international sailing events annually. Sailing barges offer pleasure trips to visitors. Its sandy beach runs along Western Promenade next to Batemans Tower, a historic local landmark. A parade of beach huts line an attractive and enjoyable waterside walk where you can join the nature trail along the site of an old railway line to Alresford Creek. A range of sports and leisure activities are available along the promenade.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Brightlingsea

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TM077161

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Brightlingsea Beach

  • Brightlingsea Open Air Pool (0m)
  • Brightlingsea Museum (0m)
  • Thorrington Tidemill (3m)
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve (3m)
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve (3m)
  • Mersea Vineyard (3m)
  • Cudmore Grove Country Park (4m)
  • Mersea Island Museum (5m)
  • The Beth Chatto Gardens Ltd (5m)

Tourist Information

Clacton-on-Sea
Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall
Station Road
Essex
England
CO15 1SE

Phone 01255 686 633
Email clactontic@tendringdc.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Wednesday 19 December

06:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 1004
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 50%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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Tell us what you think about Brightlingsea Beach

Once an important boat building centre, it is now a classic small South East beach resort with a paddling pool backed by a pleasant sandy beach and colouful beach huts. Those after a quiet day can take a short stroll in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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