Top of the Naze Tower
  • Top of the Naze Tower
  • Naze Tower and Hipkins beach
  • Naze peninsular and Tower from the Air
  • The Naze
  • View of Titchmarsh Marina in Walton Backwaters from the Tower

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The Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark dramatically situated on the cliffs at the Naze. Built by Trinity House in 1720 this octagonal navigation tower has played an important role 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 spiral staircase of 111 stairs the Naze Tower 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. "The view from the top is the finest in Essex", Nicholas Crane in Countryfile magazine (Writer and presenter of the BBC Coast series.)

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 saltmarsh habitat of Hamford Waters.


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£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



  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Walton-on-the-Naze is located on the Tendring Peninsular, a 30 minute drive from Colchester. Go through Walton town centre and follow the brown tourist signs to The Naze, P&D Car Park.

Public Transport Directions

Rail London Liverpool St – Walton-on-the-Naze (change at Thorpe Le Soken) approx. 90 minutes (30 minute walk along seafront)

Bus On route from Clacton and Colchester - stops at Kino Road (20 minute walk along seafront) or The Naze, Walton (5 minute walk)

Travel from Abroad Harwich International Port to Walton - 30 minute drive. London Stansted Airport to Walton - 90 minutes drive. 


Naze Tower

Type:Historic Site

Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8LE

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Season (30 Mar 2024 - 26 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
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