Brightlingsea Beach

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Shops, Beachhuts, Cafe, Pool, Disability, Toilets


Swimming, Jetskiing

Nature and Wildlife

Adjacent to the beach is a pathway with grazing marsh on one side and the sea the other. Skylarks can be heard singing and dragonflies dart over the marsh. Redshank and Lapwing can often be seen on the grassland areas. The pathway is part of a local natur


Paid Parking Zones /

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in the summer and bins are only present during the season.

Dog Information

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May - September.

Beach Awards and Information

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Clacton Tourist Information Centre. Pier Avenue. Clacton-on-Sea. Essex. Tel: 01255 423400

Where is Brightlingsea Beach?

Essex / Brightlingsea

Take the A12 then follow the B1029. The beach is well signposted but tree growth may block the viewing of signs so keep your eyes open.

Buses to and from Colchester/Clacton. Brightlingsea on route.

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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