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The Best Beaches in Essex

It’s hot. It has been hot, and the heat is set to continue. This summer, more than ever, you needn’t travel to the Med for sea, sun and sand. Britain’s coastline offers gorgeous beaches up and down the country. Moreover, some of the finest are right here in Essex. Check out our guide to the best beaches in Essex.

Best Beaches in Essex

Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

Best Beaches in Essex

1. Frinton-on-Sea

Firstly, Frinton on Sea. Frinton Beach consistently rates as one of Britain’s top beaches. Immaculately clean, the large sand and stone beach is lined with lovely beach huts. Areas for swimming, sailing and windsurfing ensure everyone has space to enjoy their favourite beach activities. As there are no shops or arcades along the beach, Frinton-on-Sea provides a calm, old-fashioned experience with easy parking with a focus on a clean and beautiful beach.

2. Clacton-on-Sea Beach

Next, no list of best beaches in Essex would be complete without mention of Clacton Beach. The main beach offers a classic British seaside resort experience. Those looking for a less crowded day at the coast, can enjoy a stunning walk along Essex’s coast all the way to Walton-on-the-Naze! One of the many exceptional walks you can find in Essex.

3. Three Shells Beach, Southend-on-Sea

Finally, Three Shells Beach. This Blue Flag Beach boasts many amenities for families and couples looking to enjoy a day on the coast. Cafes offer food and drink, lifeguards provide safety and shower facilities keep you clean after a dip. Moreover, with a paddling pool, climbing frames, huge pleasure pier and the Adventure Island amusement park there’s plenty to keep the children occupied.

These are three of our favourite beaches. Each offering a very different experience. However, there’s many more beautiful beaches to explore in Essex. Harwood House loves to share all that Essex has to offer with our guests. While we excel as a premium Stansted B&B, we’re also a superb base for summer night’s away in Essex. We know and love our region. We can help you discover its unique charms for yourself. Book online to enjoy a short break in Essex this summer.