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Frinton-on-Sea Beach

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Frinton-on-Sea Beach - Essex

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Frinton, with its wide sandy beach, has gone out of its way to remain as uncommercialised as possible and maintain its reputation as a quiet family resort.
Somewhat in contrast to neighbouring Clacton or Walton has an air of reserved gentility and has been rewarded for its outstanding cleanliness with a Blue Flag award.

The gently shelving beach is divided up by a series of timber groynes. Frinton's sand is of the type that is perfect for making sandcastles - nice and firm. This means it is also ideal for running around on and beach games, further asserting its credentials as a fine family beach.

To the rear of the beach is an extensive promenade, much of which is lined with colourful, old-fashioned beach huts. There is also an extensive grassy area, the Greensward, which is an ideal spot for a picnic.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from 1st May - 30th September.

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  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Lost child centre
  • Town centre nearby
  • Beach hut hire
  • Picnic area
  • Slipway
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Frinton on Sea


CO13 9DN

OS grid ref.

TM 2390 1939

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award