Spend some quality time on the East Coast...

...the perfect place for a getaway!

If you are in search of the traditional pleasures of the seaside, and would like to relive some treasured childhood memories, then the Essex Sunshine Coast which is part of the Tendring holiday peninsula is the ideal place to do this.

Whether you visit Clacton-on-Sea with its award winning beaches and stunning seafront gardens or the historic port of Harwich you are sure to find something enjoyable for everyone. The area is a perfect destination for either a long weekend break, family or group holiday, or just a simple day out at the seaside!

The surrounding area boasts picturesque towns and villages steeped in history surrounded by beautiful unspoiled country landscapes you can easily enjoy via walking and cycling. Visit our accommodation page for tips about finding great places to stay. With links by road, train, coach, ferry and plane, and with the centre of London only an hour or so, it’s an easily accessible destination. For more information about free parking visit our find us page.

Knife & Fork

Eating Out

Explore the wide variety of restaurants in Tendring, serving locally caught fish and using fresh local produce.



Whether you are visiting for the day, staying for a week or live locally, we keep you up to date on the top local events and entertainment venues.

Shopping Bag

Shop ’til you drop!

Visit Tendring for some of the best (and most famous) places to shop in Essex, including Frinton – ‘the Bond Street of Essex.’

Towns & Villages

Things to do in Tendring...

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From one night stays, camping and caravanning, to week long holidays we have it all!


Outdoor Pursuits

Enjoy walking, cycling, geocaching, water-sports, sailing and kite surfing… try something new!

Sand Castle

Culture & Heritage

Tendring peninsula is steeped in heritage; redoubt forts, quays and ports, WWii trails, the Naze Tower.

From the Blog

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    English Tourism Week 2021

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