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Brightlingsea Beach

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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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May - September.

Essex dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Shop
  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town

Brightlingsea

Postcode

CO7 0HH

OS grid ref.

TM 0779 1621

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended