The Beach Guide

Leigh Bell Wharf Beach (Leigh-on-Sea)

Leigh Bell Wharf Beach - Essex

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Small sandy beach on the edge of Old Leigh with its Cockle Sheds and cobbled streets. Plenty of character, but can get a little cosy as the tide comes in!

Just west of the town are a couple of nature reserves.

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No dogs are allowed on Southend's beaches between 1st May and 30th September

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    Southend on Sea


    SS9 2DN

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    TQ 8407 8560

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