Jaywick Beach

  • Jaywick Beach - Essex
    © Glyn Baker and licensed for reuse under this Licence
  • Jaywick Beach - Essex
    © Glyn Baker and licensed for reuse under this Licence
  • The sandy beach of Jaywick lies approximately mid-way between Clacton-on-Sea and Colne Point. Whilst not quiet by any stretch of the imagination it is never as busy as Clacton.

    The beach here has been subject to an extension and reconstruction project in recent years and now has a number of rock breakwaters which help keep the imported sand from being washed away. 

    Facilities at Jaywick are fairly limited but there is a car park on Tamarisk Way and public toilets can be found at either end.  There is also a narrow, walled promenade, popular with dog walkers to the rear of the beach.

    This stretch of the coastline features a number of Martello towers. These small round forts that were built during the 19th century to defend against attack from across the English Channel.

    Signs warn of soft mud and slippery, sharp rocks beyond Lion Point.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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    • Jet-skiing


    • Toilets
    • Promenade

    Nearest town

    Clacton on Sea


    CO15 2HN

    OS grid ref.

    TM 1497 1275


    Both Pay and Display. and free parking is available.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Jaywick Beach Reviews

    tidy beach

    Feb 10th 2021

    good architecture, nice locals!!

    Nice and sandy

    Aug 25th 2021

    Sandy beach, nice for swimming when the weather is hot.

    Jaywick beach

    May 12th 2024

    Perfect when the sun is out….not to busy…