Beaches in Brightlingsea, Essex

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The beach guide has 3 beaches listed in and around the town of Brightlingsea. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Brightlingsea Beach (0.9 miles)

    Brightlingsea © Brian Green | BY-SA

    Brightlingsea is a flat sandy beach backed by a promenade lined with colourful beach huts. Formerly an important fishing and shipbuilding area, Brightlingsea is now a haven for yachting. A popular resort with plenty of amenities including a lifeguard service. Other activities on offer in this charmingly nostalgic location include windsurfing, canoeing, jet-ski, swimming, and…

  • Mersea Stone Beach (1.4 miles)

    Mersea Stone © Bob Jones | BY-SA

    Sand and shell beach on the easternmost tip of Mersea Island. On the eastern shore of the beach are the remains of a World War II pillbox. Mersea Island has been stratrgically important for centuries and there are also the very faint remains of a Tudor fort here too. The beach is the landing point…

  • St Osyth Beach (3.5 miles)

    St Osyth © Terry Joyce | BY-SA

    Generally known as St. Osyth naturist beach this shingle beach stretches for a couple of miles between the holiday park and up to the Lee-Over-Sands hamlet. A little off the beaten track, and a 20 minute walk from the nearest parking, the beach here is usually quiet and largely frequented by naturists and dog walkers.…

Brightlingsea beaches map

Map featuring Brightlingsea beaches. Click on pins to view beach details