Whether you’re planning a staycation or a day trip to Southend on Sea. 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. Southend-on-Sea, Canvey Island and Clacton. Find traditional, dog friendly, or quiet beaches in Essex, this beautiful stretch of coastline has it all.
Full List of Essex Beaches
Do you know the name of the beach you are looking for? See our full list of beaches in Essex in alphabetical order.
Events and Festivals
Coastal events in Essex for your diary
Southend-On-Sea in Essex is a popular seaside town, about 40 miles east of London. The town has a long history as a seaside resort, with lots of coastal attractions and activities for visitors. Being so near to London, it is popular for a day trip.
Popular Southend-on-Sea Beaches
Explore other areas with our UK Beach Guide
Explore the miles of UK coastline with popular seaside destinations, coastal walks and water sports. Stop off at a beach for the day or walk or cycle the Coastal Trail.
The Norfolk coast has miles of beautiful unspoilt coastline drawing nature lovers and birdwatchers all year round as well as popular traditional seaside resorts
Suffolk beaches offer visitors a choice of coastline from natural beaches designated “area of outstanding beauty” to family friendly seaside towns.
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.