Walton is famous for its miles of sandy beaches. With gently gradiating sand, it’s very safe for swimming for all ages.
Learn more about them here:
Past the Pier towards Frinton-on-Sea, which is about a 1.5/2 mile walk along the promenade. This beach has beach huts along its length and is near to the pier.
Walking the other way from the Pier toward the town, and oppostite the well recognised coloured Georgian houses called ‘The Parade,’ this beach has lifeguards on duty near the slipway and easy access to the Pier. From here you can walk to the Naze which is about a 1.5/2 mile walk. There are ice cream kiosks en-route.
Known locally as Hipkins beach it is near Hipkins cafe, this Naze end beach is perfect for families, backed by beach huts with a number of cafes along its route, from here you can walk to the naze and visit ‘Crag Walk’ created in 2011 the sea defenses are designed to save the valuable habitat of the Naze. Climb up the steps to visit the naze Tower and Essex Wildlife Visitor Centre.
The Naze, beware the tide when visiting this beach, as you can get cut off if the tide comes in! Search for fossils in the pebble line on the beach, including fossilised shells and sharks teeth. Please only take fossils which have fallen from the cliffs. From here you can walk around to Stone Point when the tide is out, you can walk back along the cliff top.