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Walton-on-the-Naze Beach

Colchester, Essex

The central beach is a lively and fairly commercialised place with entertainments and amusements on the pier. Close-by beaches are quieter and the Naze is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Beach Type



Disabled access to the beach
A slipway
Deckchair and beach hut hire
First aid and lost child services provided by the lifeguards


Plenty of entertinments and amusements on the pier
Watersports include Sea fishing as well as windsurfing and sailing
There is a maritime museum nearby and a boating lake

Nature and Wildlife

There are marked routes around the boating lake and marshes. The Naze is within walking distance and has a picnic site and marked tracks around this designated SSSI

Water Quality





Dog restrictions apply.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Walton-on-the-Naze TIC. Princes Esplanade. CO14 8QD. Tel:01255 675542


Nearest town: Colchester
County: Essex
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8466, 1.27504
Postcode: CO14 8EA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Head to Colchester and take the A120 towards Harwich. Subsequently. take the A133 towards Clacton-on-sea. turning off in Wheeley following signs to Frinton-on-sea. Shortly after Thorpe-le-Soken. turn left and follow signs to Walton.

Public Transport

There is a train station in Walton-on-the-Naze within easy walking distance of the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Walton-on-the-Naze (Less than half a mile away)
Frinton-on-Sea (About a mile and a half away)
Kirby Cross (Approx. 2 miles away)
Thorpe-le-Soken (Approx. 5 miles away)
Clacton-on-Sea (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is pay-and-display and street parking in the area. Disabled spaces available.

Nearby Car Parks

High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Church Road, Walton-on-the-Naze (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Mill Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Station Yard, Walton-on-the-Naze (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Frinton & Walton Swimming Pool, Walton-on-the-Naze (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Coronation, Walton-on-the-Naze (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-naze (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Luff Way, Walton-on-the-naze (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
The Naze, Walton-on-the-Naze (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Frinton Upon Sea Station, Frinton (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Colchester