Walton-on-the-Naze Beach

Not only does Walton-on-the-Naze have a fine sandy beach, it is also home to the second longest pier in Great Britain.

The beach itself is a good sized stretch of sand dived up by various wooden groynes and a couple of breakwaters. As a bonus sand here is the perfect consistency for building sandcastles making it a popular choice with the kids.

Walton’s beach is a good family beach; the gently shelving sand provides safe bathing and there is a seasonal lifeguard service. As a well established resort there are no shortage of facilities catering for beach-goers from classic seaside amusements to a number of beachside cafés.
If you need anything else then you can easily pop into Walton town for shops, good pubs and food - including a pie and mash shop!

As you walk away from the pier in either direction the beach becomes gradually quieter. A mile or so north is “the Naze” itself. An unspoilt headland that is designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Naze consists of grassland, scrub and cliffs containing a range of fossils.

Walton-on-the-Naze’s beach is also nice and easy to get to. There is plenty of parking near by and the town’s train station is practically on the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog are banned from areas the beach from 1 May to 30 September. These areas are; from the Pier to end of The Parade opposite Suffolk Street and North east from Percival Road to Naze Park Road.

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  • Amusement arcade
  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing


  • Pier

Nearest town



CO14 8EA

OS grid ref.

TM 2542 2143


There is pay-and-display and street parking in the area. Disabled spaces available.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Walton-on-the-Naze Beach Reviews

Lovely sandy beach

Dec 28th 2021

Walton on the Naze has been a lifelong favourite of mine and my familiy’s. Many happy childhood memories to go back to. Love the town Centre with its quaint shops cafes and pubs….the pie and mash shop is my favourite destination in Essex! Lovely place for families and always a first choice coastal visit - it’s hardly changed in fifty decades

Chilled day out

Aug 02nd 2021

Walton is a chilled out little seaside resort with a nice decent sized Sandy beach, the pier although a bit dated is good fun and there are enough pubs and food places to have a good day out, certainly not as busy as Clacton, depends what kind of day out you want, if you just want to chill by the sea with an ice cream Walton is a good choice ????

Lovely Sandy beach

Jul 03rd 2021

Love Walton on the naze very family friendly. Head away from the pier towards the naze end for a quieter experience and if you have a dog. Look out for sharks teeth and amazing shells on lovely Sandy beaches.

Aug 21st 2020

It is ok for family, won’t spend lots of time, not very nice for the scene sight but one best thing is there are shells that can be collected as souvenir. If you like to have a big sand,y area, it is not the one that you would like to come. Social distance is not happening most of time.

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