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Shoeburyness Beach (Shoebury Common)

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Shoeburyness Beach - Essex

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The sand and shingle beach of Shoeburyness is backed by a promenade and a large grassy area which is home to any number of beach huts. For those not lucky enough to have the use of one of these huts there is always Uncle Toms Café with its light refreshments, ice cream and all the buckets and spades you could wish for.

Despite being within walking distance of Southend, Shoebury Common beach is a world apart and is a great escape if you fancy a somewhere a little more relaxed.

At the eastern end of the beach is a Coast Guard watch tower which stands guard over what is near enough the mouth of the River Thames. Shoeburyness' location made it important strategically in World War II and there are still some remains of the coastal defences which prevented enemy ships entering the Thames.

A cycle path runs behind the seafront linking the East Beach to Shoebury Common Beach, and then on to Southend.

Also known as:

Shoebury Common

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog restrictions apply and there is a dog exercise area.

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Activities

  • Jet-skiing
  • Kite surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Shop
  • Beach hut hire
  • Picnic area
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Southend on Sea

Postcode

SS3 9HG

OS grid ref.

TQ 9267 8405

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award