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clean ,paddling pool beach ideal for kids not many facilities though midway leigh and southend nice... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
christine c
London, United Kingdom
Good area for walking

Good area to walk, nice and peaceful but a little further than I expected from Southend Pier. But I... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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Chalkwell Esplanade | Chalkwell, Southend-on-Sea SS0 8JQ, England
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

clean ,paddling pool beach ideal for kids not many facilities though midway leigh and southend nice promensde walk to southend and leigh and westckuff

Thank christine c
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Calling this a beach is quite a stretch, and to call the muddy estuary of the Thames the sea, is also a bit delusional, but it is fun for a quick escape from London, and there is a refreshingly ozone tang in the air. Kids...More

1  Thank judysam2016
Reviewed 17 July 2017

So lovely being able to drop off the train into a great sea side adventure. Super paddling pool for the kids, good loos and cafe. We took the overground train to Barking and then the C2C service to Chalkwell. Lovely clean air conditioned spacious carriages...More

4  Thank JoAnneRLondon
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews I was a bit dubious. Just wanted to get out of London during the heatwave. Train was £12 return from Fenchurch Street and took about an hour. We didn't really want the crowds of Southend so opted for this beach. It...More

Thank 113debbie
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Lovely beaches and there are some parts where wood has been put down for wheelchair users. Note that dogs are not allowed from 1st May to 30 September so be warned. I like chilling out here and part of it has paths not close to...More

2  Thank Deafdoggy
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Good area to walk, nice and peaceful but a little further than I expected from Southend Pier. But I will know for next time. Choose a nice day, stop for tea at one of the cafes and get an ice cream if the weather is...More

Thank RogerToad
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Spent a lot of my childhood here either walking down from Old Leigh Hill and along the cinder path. 👧🏻👩🏻 To cycling on my bike or indeed sometimes getting th open top deck bus on a beautiful summers day ☀️🚲🌤 Remember fondly the summer of...More

1  Thank karendelicata63
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Took some of our grandchildren for a walk along chalkwell beach . The beach has been improved over the years plenty of golden sand for the kids to play on .the beach is well used at weekends and Hollidays with children and parents enjoying the...More

Thank Jimpendrigh
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is good for a nice walk, especially on a sunny day, also there are some cafes near by which you can stop and have a coffee and enjoy the views out to sea

Thank David M
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Not the best sandy beach ever. Cafe Take Away was close by parking was close to beach as well so all in all amenities are close by.

1  Thank Jonotter
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25 April 2015|
Response from Brookman |
Its 5 mins walk from the station (come out and turn right and there's a wheelchair accessible ramp immediately on your right). The station platform itself though isn't as far as I'm aware wheelchair accessible up to street... More