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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

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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Activities

  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • 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

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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?