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
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.)
- Wind surfing
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TM 2390 1939
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Frinton-on-Sea Beach Reviews
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.
DanielaAug 09th 2020
The nicest beach I ever been in Essex.
Wonderful English seaside beach
LindaAug 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
Can’t fault Frinton
DannyAug 02nd 2020
Been here loads of times love the free parking close to the beach and the great sand with plenty of space.
Hayley WoodFeb 20th 2020
My family and I absolutely love coming to Frinton. We have enjoyed many fantastic family days out.