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Visitor Centre:Naze Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre, free entry

Naze Visitor Centre

Naze Visitor Centre


Old Hall Lane,
CO14 8LE


The centre is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, with a café, gift shop, toilets and education room. There are informative displays, including a fossil and geology display as well as information on bird migration and the wildlife that uses the Naze. There is a timeline of the Naze from formation to the present day . The centre hosts a wide range of events from fossil collecting on the beach to mini beast hunts and everything in between.

From The observation lounge visitors will get wonderful panoramic views of the grassland at the Naze, The tower and on clear days all the way to the docks at Felixstowe.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

The Centre is open from 9:00 to 5:00 seven days a week. The Café is open 9:00 to 4:30 seven days a week. The Centre is closed Christmas day and Boxing day.


Free entry



Plan route to Naze Visitor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 263232  Lat: 51.86199 Long: 1.28597

Walton-on-the-Naze is located on the Tendring Peninsular, a 30 minute drive from Colchester. Follow the A120 to Harwich, A133 to Clacton, then the B1033 and B1034 to Walton. Go through Walton town centre and follow the brown tourist signs to The Naze, P&D Car Park. There is disabled parking available at the front of the centre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Walton On The Naze station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired