Brightlingsea Beach

Visit Brightlingsea Beach

Brightlingsea Beach on the River Colne in Essex is an area rich in maritime history, where traditional industries included fishing and shipbuilding.

Today, Brightlingsea is a popular location for sailing and yachting and hosts international sailing events.

The sandy beach is close to Batemans Tower, along the Western Promenade. There are amenities and beach huts along the beachfront, and nature trails to go walking and exploring the area.

Did you Know? Brightlingsea is the only Cinque Port outside Kent and Sussex.

Brightlingsea beach is dog friendly between 1 October and 30 April each year with Summer restrictions.

This beach is …

  • Dog friendly with restrictions during the summer
  • Great for families

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Header Image by Ron Porter from Pixabay

Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: Western Promenade, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0HH
Map of Brightlingsea Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

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.

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