Essex Beaches

Essex Beaches

Whether you’re planning a staycation or a day trip with the kids. Use our coastal holiday guide to discover beautiful Essex beaches.

Find your favourite Essex Beaches

The beaches in Essex are often known for popular seaside resorts and family fun, but there is more to see along the the Sunshine Coast. Whether you are looking for traditional, dog friendly, or quiet beaches in Essex, this beautiful stretch of coastline has it all.


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Know the name of the beach you are looking for? See the full list of beaches in Essex in alphabetical order.

Albion Beach

Visit Albion Beach – Walton on the Naze, one of the 5 Blue Flag Beaches in Essex.

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Bell Wharf Beach

Bell Wharf Beach a small sandy beach which is popular with families with young children, with…

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Brightlingsea Beach

Brightlingsea Beach on the River Colne in Essex is an area rich in maritime history, where traditional…

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Chalkwell Beach

Chalkwell Beach is a small seafront located right next to Chalkwell train station.

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Dovercourt Bay

Dovercourt Bay is a popular Blue flag beach in Essex, a favourite family holiday destination.

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East Mersea Beach

East Mersea Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog friendly with restrictions during…

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Frinton Beach

Frinton-on-Sea is a charming seaside town on the Essex ‘Sunshine Coast’. The wide sandy beach is unspoilt…

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Harwich Beach

Harwich beach is a small sandy seafront which looks acrosss to the Port of Felixstowe.

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Holland-on-sea

Holland on sea is a long strech of quite beach, just North of Clacton Pier on the Essex Coast.

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Jaywick Beach

Jaywick Beach in Essex is a quiet sandy beach with plenty of wide open space. Walk along…

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Jubilee Beach

Popular Jubilee Beach stretches from Southend Pier to Thorpe Bay. The beach attracts water sports enthusiasts and…

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Labworth Beach

Labworth Beach on Canvey Island lies off the South Coast of Essex, overlooking the Thames Estuary. It…

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Martelllo Bay

Award winning Martello Bay beach, named after the defensive fort and historical ‘Martello Tower’ on the beachfront.

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Manningtree Beach

Manningtree beach is a small man made beach on the south bank of the River Stour on the essex coast.

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Point Clear

Point Clear is a sandy beach in Essex opposite Brighlingsea. The beach is backed by holiday parks all along the Point Clear Spit.

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Shoebury East Beach

Popular Shoebury East Beach is an award winning beach great for a family day out. Beach…

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Shoebury Common Beach

Visit Shoebury Common Beach South facing Shoebury Common Beach is a sand and shingle Blue Flag beach in Essex. The…

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St Osyth Beach

St Osyth Beach is is an unspoilt south facing sand and shingle beach just West of…

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The Naze Beach

The Naze Beach, just north of Walton on the Naze, a couple of miles from Frinton-on-Sea….

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Thorpe Bay Beach

Family friendly Thorpe Bay is a well loved seaside destination. There are beach huts and attractions…

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Thorney Bay Beach

Thorney Bay Beach, on Canvey Island is a quiet sandy beach perfect for families and for…

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Three Shells beach

Blue Flag winning Three Shells Beach is a delightful family beach, to the west of the…

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West Beach – Clacton on Sea

Visit West Beach – Clacton on Sea Clacton on Sea on the Essex Sunshine Coast is one of the larger…

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West Mersea Beach

West Mersea Beach on the Essex coast is a yachting hotspot, with busy boatyards and an…

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Westcliff Beach

Westcliff Beach is a small beach which is safe for swimming and at low tide an expanse…

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.




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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.




Enjoy the beautiful Essex coast.