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Town Centre, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1, www.basildon.gov.uk, (5 miles, 8kms)
Basildon was originally a small rural village, whose cottages clustered around the 14th C. Holy Cross Church.
Essex, SS11 7RE, (0.1 miles, 0.2kms)
Battlesbridge is a small rural settlement just off the A130 midway between Chelmsford and Southend, on the upper estuary of the River Crouch. It is situated partly within Chelmsford Borough and partly within Rochford District.
Town Centre, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0, www.billericaytowncouncil.gov.uk, (6 miles, 10kms)
Small town, set in well-wooded countryside.
Village Centre, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4, www.danbury-essex.gov.uk, (6 miles, 10kms)
Large village, built on the site of an Iron Age fort. There are views of the Blackwater estuary, with its barges and yachts.
Town Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1, Tel: 01702 716288, www.essexinfo.net/leigh-on-sea/, (7 miles, 11kms)
Historic fishing town - with a long association with the sea.
Old Leigh Town, High Street, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2EN, Tel: 01702 716288, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Town Centre, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7, www.rochford.gov.uk, (3 miles, 5kms)
Rayleigh is a market town which has retained much of its traditional character. Rayleigh Windmill (built 1809), an 18th C. octagonal Dutch cotttage and Holy Trinity Church are the three most famous landmarks.
Town Centre, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1HA, www.rochford.gov.uk, (7 miles, 11kms)
Medieval market town, with a chequered and fascinating past. Instead of a High Street, Rochford contains one of the few remaining town cross patterns in England, comprising North, South, East and West Streets.
In or near : Southend-on-Sea, Essex, (7 miles, 11kms)
A small, beautiful sandy beach that is near to bustling and historical "Old Leigh", Bell Wharf is a natural haven, ideal for people looking to relax, or for those with younger children.
In or near : Southend-on-Sea, Essex, (7 miles, 12kms)
A long, narrow, sandy beach in a quiet residential part of town that is popular for traditional family days at the seaside. Great for long refreshing walks, it offers a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle.
In or near : Maldon, Essex, (7 miles, 11kms)
A traditionally managed ancient woodland offering guided walks suitable for all ages. Featuring flora/fauna, charcoal burning, environmental/conservation topics.
In or near : Rayleigh, Essex, (3 miles, 5kms)
A 280 acre ancient woodland, managed for the benefit of wildlife and the public. Traditional coppice management encourages a diverse array of animals, birds, plants and insects, including the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly.
In or near : Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, (7 miles, 11kms)
Bell Wharf Beach is a small sandy, non-commercialised beach situated in the Leigh-on-Sea Old Town. This beautiful old town, brimming with history, has all the character and charm of the old sea-faring community that it once was.