The Beach Guide

Martello Beach (Martello Tower (Clacton))

Martello Beach - Essex

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A sandy beach named after a small defensive fort known as a 'Martello Tower', which dates back to the nineteenth century. Plenty of facilities including beach huts and a campsite. Popular clifftop gardens overlooking the beach.

Also known as:

Martello Tower (Clacton)

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned during the summer.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town

    Clacton on Sea


    CO15 1XY

    OS grid ref.

    TM 1676 1370

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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