The Naze Nature Discovery Centre
  • The Naze Nature Discovery Centre
  • The Naze Nature Discovery Centre
  • The Naze Nature Discovery Centre
  • The Naze Nature Discovery Centre
  • The Naze tower

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The Naze is a unique coastal landscape of outstanding geological and biological importance. As the most easterly peninsula in Essex it is an important site for migrating birds and boasts a number of different habitats, both terrestrial and marine.

The Naze also has immense historic and civic importance, the famous Naze Tower being just one example, and is a site where coastal change can be easily seen and understood. 

Walk, explore and play on site, there is something for everyone to discover!

*Walks with coastal views

*Fossil Sculpture trail – Visit the centre to purchase a trail map

*Café offering hot drinks and refreshments

*Shop – Nature based books & gifts, binoculars and bird food

We run an exciting range of events for all ages across our Nature Discovery Centres, please visit our Facebook pages for the most up to date information and booking details.

Car park and toilets on site with disabled and baby changing facilities.

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We value your support, all income generated from our sites enables us to continue this great work – thank you.

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Essex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity - suggested donation is stated at the welcome desk



  • 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
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      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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      Opening Times

      * Temporarily closed for the duration of lockdown. This is a council owned park please check the local authorities website for details and guidance.

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