When thinking of the best beach holiday destination, I can bet that not many think of Essex. However, Essex hides a number of coastal gems. From remarkable cliff top walks, unspoilt beaches and historic harbors, there’s something for all. Clacton Beach has a great pier and offers tasteful seaside entertainment, as does the beach of Walton on the Naze. This wonderful stretch of sand is lined with a promenade and pier offers plenty of amenities and entertainment.
The best UK beach holidays
Clacton offers a classic seaside holiday, although be warned, it isn’t a dog friendly beach through May – September. Clacton beach itself is surprisingly a decent sized stretch of clean golden sand. For this reason, the beach has always been popular with families. Along with a fine Victorian pier as a centerpiece, there are all the seaside amusements, cafes and entertainment you could wish for.
After an unforgettable family day out, head over to St. Osyth Beach Holiday Park, to make even more memories. It has much to offer, with a large indoor heated swimming pool, complete with flume and paddling area for younger children. The entertainment complex comes complete with a stage for the live shows which are on at weekends and during the peak season. The clubhouse offers food and drink to please all tastes.
Beach breaks in Walton-on-the-Naze
Walton-on-the-Naze is a family seaside resort with sandy beaches and beautiful seafront gardens. Just to the north is The Naze, an unspoilt headland of heath, saltmarshes and sandy beaches. It’s 70 feet high cliffs are being eroded away, so head over to see them sooner rather than later! Nearby to the larger seaside town of Clacton, there is so much to do and see locally. Walton-on-the-Naze is known for its gloriously sandy beach and array of rainbow beach huts! And just a short trip away is one of the best holiday parks in Essex; Naze Marine Holiday Park. Naze Marine is certainly one of the fun parks in Essex, with so much to do on site.
Whether you’re looking for a family weekend away by the seaside or a peaceful break with your pooch, holidays at this holiday park will suit everybody. The Park has an impressive indoor tropical heated pool, BBQ and decking area, Mermaid cafe, takeaway, Mariners club with evening entertainment and bingo, and much more. There really is something for everyone!