Brightlingsea Beach (Blue Flag) CO7 0HH

Beach Huts at BrightlingseaBrightlingsea on the River Colne is rich in seafaring history and has the distinction of being the only Cinque Port outside Kent and Sussex.  The town is a haven for yachting and hosts international sailing events annually.  

Its sandy beach runs along Western Promenade next to Batemans Tower, a historic local landmark.  A parade of beach huts lines 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 and sailing barges offer pleasure trips to visitors.

Access by road via the B1027 and B1029

Barges at BrightlingseaBeach Facilities

  • Sandy and shingle
  • Cafe/restaurants
  • Promenade
  • Beach huts
  • Dog restricted area
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking - pay car park / street parking
  • Disabled visitors' facilities / disabled access to beach / disabled visitors parking spaces
  • Slipway
  • Activities - Windsurfing / surfing / canoeing / sailing / jet skiing
  • First aid
  • Lost child centre

Other things to be aware of

  • Powered and non powered watercraft
  • Submerged rocks on seawall
    Check local signage for further information or contact Parking and Seafronts on 01255 686969 or email
Last updated on: 23/05/2017 - 09:44