"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Brightlingsea Beach

Brightlingsea on the River Colne is rich in seafaring history and is one of the Cinque Ports. The town is a haven for yachting and hosts international sailing events annually. Sailing barges offer pleasure trips to visitors. Its sandy beach runs along Western Promenade next to Batemans Tower, a historic local landmark. A parade of beach huts line an attractive and enjoyable waterside walk where you can join the nature trail along the site of an old railway line to Alresford Creek. A range of sports and leisure activities are available along the promenade.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Brightlingsea

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TM077161

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Brightlingsea Beach

  • Brightlingsea Open Air Pool (0m)
  • Brightlingsea Museum (0m)
  • Thorrington Tidemill (3m)
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve (3m)
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve (3m)
  • Mersea Vineyard (3m)
  • Cudmore Grove Country Park (4m)
  • Mersea Island Museum (5m)
  • The Beth Chatto Gardens Ltd (5m)

Tourist Information

Clacton-on-Sea
Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall
Station Road
Essex
England
CO15 1SE

Phone 01255 686 633
Email clactontic@tendringdc.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 17 August

06:00


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:43 BST
(00:43 GMT)
High Tide
08:06 BST
(07:06 GMT)
Low Tide
14:23 BST
(13:23 GMT)
High Tide
20:39 BST
(19:39 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Brightlingsea Beach

Once an important boat building centre, it is now a classic small South East beach resort with a paddling pool backed by a pleasant sandy beach and colouful beach huts. Those after a quiet day can take a short stroll in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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