Frinton-on-Sea Beach

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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 parts of beach from 1st May - 30th September. (From seafront Warden Station below Connaught Avenue to public conveniences below Cambridge Road.)

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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


    There is ample free car parking (including disabled spaces) available.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Frinton-on-Sea Beach Reviews

    Wonderful English seaside beach

    Aug 09th 2020

    Excellent beach for families, great sand and sea which is shallow for a long distance. Free parking which is a real attraction. No commercial attractions just good old fashioned seaside


    Hayley Wood
    Feb 20th 2020

    My family and I absolutely love coming to Frinton. We have enjoyed many fantastic family days out.


    Aug 14th 2021

    A great beach with lots of sand and lots of walks.  Plenty of free parking.

    Plenty of free toilets down on the beach (although you can use the 20p ones in town).

    Really enjoyed our day out.

    Perfect for families and dogs as well.

    Can’t wait to go back.

    Aug 09th 2020

    The nicest beach I ever been in Essex.

    Can’t fault Frinton

    Aug 02nd 2020

    Been here loads of times love the free parking close to the beach and the great sand with plenty of space.

    Frinton on Sea

    Sandra Dolinska
    Aug 13th 2022

    Grate friendly and sandy beach never busy also near free toilet and shower, free parking. The beach is grate for families with kids also is safe everyone will enjoy the time there definitely is better then Southend on Sea because is sandy, clean, safe and not busy also easy to find space for your car of course for free.

    Lovely beach!

    Aug 22nd 2022

    My family really enjoy coming to this beach. Soft golden sand with plenty of space for everyone, lovely water, cafe, toilets, etc. A good family vibe! The little town is nice, too and plenty of parking. Definitely recommend!