The Discovery Coast....where will inspiration take you today?
If you haven't explored the 350 miles of Essex coastline what are you waiting for?
As well as being a very rural county, dotted with pretty villages and picturesque countryside, Essex has one of the longest coastlines of any county in England. Indeed Essex boasts a real maritime flavour. The resorts of Southend-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, and the quieter resorts of Walton-on-the-Naze and Frinton-on-Sea offer all the traditional fun of the seaside and more.
Essex's coastline has far more to offer the visitor. From its most northerly point at Harwich and the estuary of the River Stour, the coastline takes its southerly journey with finesse.
Essex Discovery Coast
Get a sense of true maritime Essex by taking a trip on one of the many Thames Sailing Barges moored at Maldon. Alternatively, visit the coastal towns of Burnham-on-Crouch, often called the Cowes of the East, and Brightlingsea that come alive with yachts during the boating season.
The Maritime Essex tour has been created to give visitors a guide to some of the best attractions along the coast. It's an eight point route, starting at Harwich and finishing at Leigh-on-Sea. Delights on this tour include Walton-on-the-Naze, which is an early Victorian seaside resort, where you can visit the second longest pleasure pier in the country. For a more sedate pace visit Frinton-on-Sea famed for its Art Deco buildings. Here you can enjoy a stroll along the attractive seafront, take in the vistas of the great North Sea and watch the more adventurous showing off their kite-boarding skills.