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Four miles up the coast from Clacton, Holland-on-Sea is a much less developed part of the coast, and offers a quieter spot to come to get away from the crowds at Clacton. This is a good place to come for long walks along the coast, where there is a chance of spotting a variety of migrant birds. The terrain is composed mainly of coarse, grainy sand.
Two promenades run alongside the beach. Bicycles are permitted only on the upper promenade. There are benches and a number of beach huts.
The sea defences along this stretch of the coastline have undergone significant development in recent years. Newly constructed man-made rocky outcrops line the beach.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dog are not allowed on most of beach from 1st May to 30th September. (From breakwater south west of Queensway to café north west of Queensway.)
OS grid ref.
TM 2135 1678
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Holland-on-sea Beach Reviews
Justin StoneAug 27th 2019
Such a different experience to Frinton and Clacton. HOS is less crowded and also the water is often clear. On a warm sunny day you can forget you are in Essex.
Ryan SmithJul 25th 2019
Nice clean out the way sandy beach with country park and cafe on promenade best beach on Essex coastline
DaveJun 06th 2019
Holland on sea beaches are unspoilt ,perfect for a lazy day ,dog friendly and are kept clean by the brilliant volunteers from the Holland residents association