Brightlingsea Beach
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  • Brightlingsea Beach
  • Brightlingsea Beach
  • Brightlingsea Beach

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Brightlingsea on the River Colne is rich in seafaring history and has the distinction of being the only Cinque Port outside Kent and Sussex.  The town is a haven for yachting and hosts international sailing events annually.

Its sandy beach runs along Western Promenade next to Batemans Tower, a historic local landmark.  A parade of beach huts lines an attractive and enjoyable waterside walk where you can join the nature trail along the site of an old railway line to Alresford Creek.  A range of sports and leisure activities are available along the promenade and sailing barges offer pleasure trips to visitors.

Beach Facilities

  • Sandy and shingle
  • Cafe/restaurants
  • Promenade
  • Beach huts
  • Dog restricted area
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking – pay car park / street parking
  • Disabled visitors’ facilities / disabled access to beach / disabled visitors parking spaces
  • Slipway
  • Activities – Windsurfing / surfing / canoeing / sailing / jet skiing
  • First aid
  • Lost child centre
  • Other Information
  • Powered and non powered watercraft
  • Submerged rocks on seawall

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

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  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets



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      Brightlingsea Beach


      Promenade Way, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex, CO7 0HH

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