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Shoebury East Beach

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Shoebury East Beach - Essex

© Nigel Cox and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

While most Southend beaches are pebble, Shoebury East is long and sandy and backed by a large grassy area that's very popular for picnics. Sandwiched between Pig's Bay MOD site and the former Shoeburyness Artillery Barracks, East beach is home to the Essex Kitesurfing Club.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog restrictions apply and there is a dog exercise area.

Essex dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kite surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Southend on Sea

Postcode

SS3 9SG

OS grid ref.

TQ 9462 8515

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award