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image for Historic Site item typeNaze Tower

Historic Site

Naze Tower

Naze Tower

Credit Nigel Pepper


Michelle Nye-Browne

01255 852519


The Naze,
Old Hall Lane,
CO14 8LE


The Naze Tower is an historic landmark dramatically situated on the cliffs at the Naze. The 86ft tall octagonal tower has played an important part in maritime history and is grade II* listed, as the only building of its type and era in the country. Today it offers visitors a unique experience of heritage and culture that is fun for all ages.

Over eight floors reached by a Victorian spiral staircase of 111 stairs this navigation mark built by Trinity House in 1720 now houses an art gallery with diverse exhibitions of work by East Anglian artists, a museum on the Tower and the Naze, a tea rooms serving refreshments and lunch with seating inside and outside the Tower and the crowning glory, an open top roof viewing platform with breathtaking views of the land and seascape of Essex and Suffolk and as far as Kent on a clear day. "The view from the top is the finest in Essex".
Nicholas Crane in Countryfile magazine (Writer and presenter of the Coast series on BBC TV)

The Tower is located at the Naze an attractive natural coastal location popular with the public for leisure pursuits. There is lots to explore - beach, cliff and seawall walks, a nature reserve and two SSSI's (Site of Special Scientific Interest) - the fossil rich Naze Cliffs and the natural habitat of Hamford Waters.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Opening times are 25th March - 31st October 10am - 5pm every day.


£3 adult, £2.50 seniors & students, , £2: child 4-15yrs, under 4's free, £8 family: 2 adults & up to 4 children, Free admission to Tea Rooms in the Tower.
Reduced rate for education visits and groups available on request.



Plan route to Naze Tower using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 259226  Lat: 51.85674 Long: 1.28043

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Walton on the Naze station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed