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The centre has 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.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      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. Accessible by Public Transport: Walton On The Naze station is 1 mile away.

      The Naze Nature Discovery Centre

      Type:Visitor Centre

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

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