The Beach Guide

The Naze Beach

The Naze Beach - Essex

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The Naze is a peaceful stretch of sand that is a world away from neighbouring Walton-on-the-Naze. Backed by crumbling cliffs it can feel quit exposed being on the Naze as it juts out into the sea.

This spot oozes history both ancient and modern. Being on the London Clay geological formation means there are fossils to be found here, most commonly sharks teeth which are surprisingly easy to find if you know what to look for.

More recent historical remains include the various World War II defences which can be found across the beach. However, the most striking feature is the Naze Tower - an 8-story tower built in the 18th-century. The tower contains an art gallery, a museum and a rooftop viewing platform.

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    CO14 8LG

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    TM 2665 2387

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