Seafronts and Beaches

With over 36 miles of clean, sandy beaches, you are bound to find just what you’re looking for on the Tendring coastline.  Every year thousands of visitors come to our resorts at Clacton, Frinton, Walton, Dovercourt and Brightlingsea.

Beach Patrol

Tendring District Council employ a team of seasonal staff and beach patrollers dedicated to keeping the seafront areas as enjoyable for you as possible. Our seafront team are a font of seafront knowledge and can advise you on safety issues, tides, local and general information. They inspect the life saving equipment daily and inspect the seafront for any hazards and damage to property so that you can have an pleasant and safe time when visiting our seafronts.

For further information please contact Seafronts on 01255 686382 or e-mail

Follow our beach patrol on Instagram @beachpatrol_tendring or their Facebook page @TendringBeachPatrol

Brightlinsea beach

First Aid is available on a daily basis during the season, all staff carry first aid kits whilst on patrol, and the boathouses and patrol boats have first aid kits. Our staff are well trained and we are prepared for (almost) anything!

Child Safety
A colour coded ‘wrist band’ scheme operates in Clacton, Frinton and Walton and is free to the public.

Child Education
Beach Patrol can offer schools a free guided tour which will encourage children to be safe on the seafront and make them aware of the day to day duties that beach patrol carry out. This will include a tour of our beach patrol office, safety of equipment used, weather safety warnings and how to stay safe in the sun. If you would like more information or would like to book a tour for your school please contact the Seafronts Manager to arrange on 01255 686382 or email

Dovercourt Bay, Dovercourt, CO12 3TA.
Albion beach, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8QQ.
The Naze, Walton-on-the-Naze,  CO14 8LJ.
Frinton Beach, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9DN.
West Beach, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1QX.
Martello Bay Beach, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1BN.
Brightlingsea Beach, CO7 0HH.

To make the most of your trip to our beaches and find out more information on:
Accessing our beaches and promenades, planning a school trip, beach toy library, beach huts, beach safety, changing places, accessibility to our beaches and cycling on the seafront and promenades visit Tendring District Council’s Beaches & Seafronts page.  

Martello beach Clacton

RNLI – saves lives at sea through lifeboat search and rescue, lifeguards, water safety education and flood rescue. 

Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) – are a charity that enhances communities, so everyone can enjoy being in, on and around water, safely.

Swim Safe – is a programme by Swim England and the RNLI that teaches children aged 7–14 how to swim safely in open water.

What3Words – Emergency services across the UK are now using 3 word addresses to easily find and share precise locations.

Clacton Beach Huts
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