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Jaywick Beach

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Jaywick Beach - Essex

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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?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Essex dog friendly beaches »


  • Jet-skiing


  • Toilets
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Clacton on Sea


CO15 2HN

OS grid ref.

TM 1497 1275

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended