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Lovely stoney beach, easy parking, a brilliant Toby carvery there, it's quiet and great if you want... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sonja H
Nice beach

This is a nice, quiet beach, but within easy walking distance of the "noisier" parts of Southend... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Witham, United Kingdom
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“lovely beach”(12 reviews)
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Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3NS, England
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All reviewslovely beachtoby carverymulberry harbourwithin easy walking distancethames estuaryclean beachsun was shiningbeach hutsouth endpaddle boardinglow tidetoilet facilitiessouthend seafrontnice cafemain beachfish and chipsuncle tom's cabin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is better looked after the nearer you get to Southend, where there is evidence of it being mechanically raked & cleaned, leaving a nice mixture of sand with some fine grit. Other parts of the beach offer some sand, but also a mixture...More

Thank graham r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely stoney beach, easy parking, a brilliant Toby carvery there, it's quiet and great if you want to paddleboard or kayak. Not too far from main South-end makes a lovely visit anytime of the year. Also there is a café which do very nice breakfasts.

Thank Sonja H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is a nice, quiet beach, but within easy walking distance of the "noisier" parts of Southend (Kursaal, pier, fun park, shops, etc). It has sand, beach huts, toilets, car park, and a cafe. As with the rest of Southend, there is virtually no free...More

1  Thank Freddyminster
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We noticed locals using beach more than visitors having barbecues bringing along gazebos and having a good time. Generally a clean beach made up of sand and shael.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A very nice quiet shingle beach. Beach front full of beach huts. A nice cafe/shop at the end and clean public toilets in the parking area. Also tap outside to rinse off feet and sandals after the beach.

2  Thank Craig J
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

As we have a beach hut along Thorpe bay beach and have been out of the uk for a few months we decided to Pay a visit to our hut . The weather was absolutely gorgeous the sun was shining and the sea ( river...More

5  Thank Jimpendrigh
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This beach over looks the Thames Estuary and so is tidal. Therefore it is not so pretty when the tide is out. Just lots of mud. There is a long promenade that you can walk along all the way towards Southend Pier, adventure playground and...More

2  Thank jennyluan
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Thorpe Bay Beach is a lovely beach for a day in the sun and look out to see and swim in the water if you feel like it.

Thank Rosy567
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Just a hop skip and a jump for me so come rain or shine, I'll pop to the beach for sunshine or peaceful contemplation.

Thank djfaf
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Thorpe Bay Beach is the Best Beach in Southend on Sea area . The only beach with real sand and with the character beach sheds . That’s why is award wining beach. The beach is wide and large it’s very well kept and very clean...More

1  Thank blajevaina
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7 August 2018|
Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know about parking as I don't e rive and live near the area, so I walk. As for Mulbeŕy harbour, it's an old WWII portable harbour that got abandoned in the estuary when being dragged back from the French... More
6 May 2018|
Response from WilliamC321123 |