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 …

  • Popular For Sailing
  • Dog Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Image by Ron Porter from Pixabay

Getting To Brightlingsea Beach

Beach Location

Western Promenade, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0HH


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Chalkwell Station

Get there by car or by train

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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