The Beach Guide

Brightlingsea Beach

Brightlingsea Beach - Essex
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Brightlingsea is a 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.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 1st May - 30th September. (From West Marsh Point covering the paddling pool area and both beaches east of pool.)

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Beach hut hire

    Nearest town



    CO7 0HH

    OS grid ref.

    TM 0779 1621

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Brightlingsea Beach Reviews

    Jul 24th 2019

    Please be careful on this beach. My daughter and grandsons came back with badly cut feet from the shells.

    What did we get wrong?