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Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
For more information call Maria 01255 677006
Walton is a traditional seaside town on the east coast, unique in that it is surrounded on three sides by the sea. Its three miles of gently shelving sandy beaches facing south-east stretch from Frinton to the Naze. To the north, the sea sweeps round the Naze into the backwaters, known as Hamford Water, and the Walton Channel stretches right down to Walton Mere, only 300 yards from the main beach. The Naze, as well as being a natural open space, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) famed for its fossils found in the Red Crag cliffs.
As well as these glorious natural features, Walton is known for its pier – the second-longest in the country – its yacht club and marina, and its iconic tower at The Naze from where panoramic views can be enjoyed of the Walton backwaters, Harwich and Felixstowe and the Suffolk coast.
The tower – built in 1720 by Trinity House as a navigational aid for ships making for Harwich Harbour – is now an art gallery and tea rooms.
Walton has a fascinating history, wonderful walks and nature reserves, and is one of the driest places in England, with an average rainfall of less than 20 inches. This website is designed to give you a guided tour around our lovely seaside town, what's happening, where to go, where to stay, what to do and where to visit. And to help you discover Walton’s full potential, there are four very well waymarked trails to follow.
We very much look forward to your visit so you can discover...
Walton-on-the-Naze, the sunny town with sunny people!
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Open at the Community Project Office Every Thursday 1.00-4.00pm
Sunday 10th September 2017 – 10.00am – 4.00pm
The annual classic car show with auto-jumble at Walton-on-the-Naze.
Contact Maria on: 01255 677006 for more info.
2 hour trip around the beautiful backwaters at Walton-On-The-Naze.
Adults – £14.00
Children under 15 – £8.00
Stunning variety of wildlife to see.
To book, or for enquiries, please ring: (please do not leave messages)
07806 309460 or 07596 597615
Walton’s second RNLI lifeboat (1900-28) is now berthed at Titchmarsh Marina, access off Kirby Road.
This early example of a sailing/rowing lifeboat converted to motor power was renovated and brought back into operation by volunteers of the Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust.
Trips on the lifeboat can be booked via the website:
Or by telephoning Brian Jennings on: 01255 861440
Walton Maritime Museum is open from 2-4pm for the 28-30 May public holiday and everyday from 1 June-30 September in 2016.
The Museum is located on East Terrace next to the Maritime Coastal Agency.
Over the winter we have given the Museum a new look and feedback has confirmed there is plenty to interest all ages.The Walton Maritime Museum records Walton’s close association with the sea, its impact on the town’s social history and the local lifeboat’s contribution. Fossil and flint collections display Walton’s internationally important geology.
The special exhibition highlights the local community’s war involvement, the effort and restraints on local life during WW1 and WW2.
All recycling information available
Collect your red & Green boxes here also food bins.
Information for brown garden waste bins.
For more information please call Maria: 01255 677006
Every fourth Tuesday of the month, from 2.00pm
Chat over a cuppa. Talks and advise on diet, foot care, weight management, eye screening and much more.
All welcome- no appointment needed.
For more information please call David on: 07790 108830
The Naze Tower re-opens its doors for the 2017 season on Saturday 1st April and will be open every day 10am to 5pm until 31st October.
The 86ft historic landmark is dramatically situated on the cliffs at the Naze – its roof-viewing platform gives 360-degree panoramic views of coastal Essex and Suffolk. Inside, the tower houses a museum about the history of the Tower and the Naze, a tea rooms with seating inside and outside and an art gallery.
Throughout the 2017 season three art exhibitions are programmed. Work by 38 established and emerging artists from East Anglia in a wide range of media, from painting and photography to ceramics and glass will be on show.
Shown over six floors in the Naze Tower the Spring Exhibition shows off the creative talent that is abundant in our region.
Ted Toms, who finds inspiration for his oil paintings from the Stour Estuary and the North Sea coast will be having a solo show. Ted’s work has a painterly and atmospheric quality that draws you in. An alumni of Colchester Art School where he was taught by leading artists John Nash and Peter Blake, Ted is a member of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists.
Sara E Napoletani, who also attended Colchester Art School, will be having a solo show. Sara paints using watercolour and egg tempera, a challenging medium but one that adds a vibrancy to her work. Her studies of birds are inspired by the freedom of flight and the pure beauty of these fabulous creatures. They are the epitome of spirits in the wind and she endeavours to recreate that in her paintings.
In our mixed show we have photo collage by Barbara Basso-Bert that celebrates the small details of our island and quirky exquisite animal drawings by Annette Standing. Crafts are also well represented. We have the delicately hand painted ceramics of renowned husband and wife team Leon and Jenny Pettersson. Who have been potters for over 30 years. Their decorative yet functional wares are inspired by their garden and surrounding countryside, including dragonflies, warblers, hares and stag’s. In contrast we also have on show ceramics by Nancy Dunham, which reflect the subtle and distinct nature of porcelain. Helen Wallace will be showing two jewellery collections created in silver clay. One is inspired by the natural world; leaves,seed heads and buds found in her garden, and the other by the fossilised 50 million year old sharks’ teeth found on the beach below the Naze Tower.
Each year we choose Tower Favourites who will show different work throughout the season. In 2017 back by demand Edmund Oxborrow’s unique driftwood scenes inhabited by sea birds and prints by celebrated Norfolk artist Samuel Thomas. Influenced by pop art, art deco & the psychedelic, escape into Samuel’s world where picture perfect moments in life exude with intense colour combinations & intricate patterns: “maybe the grass really is greener on the other side.”
The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
Tel: 01255 852519
1st April-31st October everyday 10am – 5pm
£3 adult,£2.50 seniors/students
£2 child under 16s/under 4s free
£8 Family: 2 adults & up to 4 children
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