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The Wonders of Walton
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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What Happening in Walton
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 Jo: 01255 677006
Every Wednesday 10.30am-11.30am at the Walton Forum Office
All welcome-no appointment
For all queries & Advise
Confidential & Private if needed
Personal Alarms-black box & Red heart shaped ladies bag alarms on sale at the Forum, also window/door alarms. Please call: Jo 01255 677006 for more information.
Tuesday 23rd Febuary’16-from 2pm
Chat over a cuppa. Talks and advise on diet, foot care, weight management, eye screening and much more
All welcome- no appointment needed
More information-Please call David on : 07790108830
Naze Tower – Art Gallery Open Every day 10-5pm
The art gallery is over six floors of the Naze Tower and features three exhibitions each year.
Historical Visitor Attraction Roof Viewing Platform, Art Gallery, Tea Rooms in the Tower, Museum.
The future existence of the Naze Tower has been in jeopardy due to its precarious position close to the cliff edge.
We are delighted to announce that after years of campaigning we have finally managed to secure the £1.2 million funding for the Crag Walk coastal scheme to go ahead, now a heritage and cultural attraction will be protected from the sea and preserved for future generations to enjoy!
Admission prices: £2.50 adult, £2 seniors & students, £1.50 child (4-15yrs) under 4yrs free, £6 Family: 2 adults & up to 4 children. Yearly Friend of Tower memberships: £12 adult, £6 child, £22 pair adults, £33 family.
Educational groups: reduced rate / book in advance Free admission to Tearooms in Tower.
Naze Tower, The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
Tel: 01255 852519
Community Agents Essex coffee morning.
Walton Forum, High Street Walton. Every Monday 10am-12pm
An innovative new partnership supporting older people
Promoting health & independence, reducing social isolation, Finding practical solutions to daily living, Providing confidential trusted information, informing choice and reducing confusion, mobility issues, problems paying bills & taking medication, healthy living, increasing individual & community resilience
Everyone welcome, all event, hobby & community ideas welcome
Naze Guided Walks
Starting at the Naze Tower. Essex Wildlife Trust led regular walks about the natural and built heritage of the Naze.
Want to learn more about the history, geology or nature of the Naze? Why not go on one of these regular walks around the Naze led by the Naze Education Ranger or one of our volunteers.
Please allow for the walk to take up to 2hrs, steep terrain at times, suitable for wheelchairs.
Regular activities/events all year round for all the family.
For more information Please contact Ben Eagle Naze Education Ranger:
email@example.com or Tel: 07742509489
More info & new dates coming soon!
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August’15-12pm-5pm
Lots to see and do & fun for all the family. Full programmes available at the Walton Forum
*Any information for pitches, inflatables, rides, food vans, crafts & Stalls ect on the day-great opportunity (book before 31st May for 10% discount)
Please call: 01255 852882 / 07889015728
or visit Facebook at “Walton on the naze carnival”