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Nice facilities, more relaxing than Southend beach

We met up with a number of friends and had a group of 15 young kids. We set up camp on the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
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I've had a BBQ at the beach and I've been kayaking and crabbing. There are toilet facilities and... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Essex, United Kingdom
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Chalkwell Esplanade | Chalkwell, Southend-on-Sea SS0 8JQ, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Lovely view out to sea,all the people wind surfing.Great walk along seafront.Nice to return to this area,where we lived years ago.Walking along to the seafront to the cafes in the arches,always have great food there.

11  Thank bigbarryEssex
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Hi All, this is the one advice for anyone wishing to go to the chalkwell beach. Reading thru all the tips and advice posted here, we went today to the beach and to say we were disappointed, would be an understatement. Yes, there was no...More

10  Thank Ram R
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We met up with a number of friends and had a group of 15 young kids. We set up camp on the beach and played there all day. There are grassed areas by the sea walk when the tide is in and there is less...More

1  Thank Zapstar67
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I've had a BBQ at the beach and I've been kayaking and crabbing. There are toilet facilities and cafes for snakes as well as various ice cream shops to stop by for a treat!

1  Thank Kinderling10
Reviewed 25 August 2016

i usually take my daughter for a quick stroll along the beach before dropping off to the nursery, always clean and a great place for the children

Thank francopas
Reviewed 24 August 2016

well didn't expect crystal blue seas , but expected sea. the tide was out when we got here at 11.00 am, so first stop was the man made pool for some sea experience, looked more like a swamp , my daughter played on the rocks...More

3  Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day at Chalkwell today, kids played in the Sea, built sand castles, had a picnic, chips & icecream only problem was the main toilets were closed so massive queues at ones near the cafe

Thank LauraGirling
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Southend has a rough and ready char but the so called beach is not one of them. The tide was out when we visited so it's basically a case of wading for miles in the mud. Limited toilet facilities and curiously no showering facilities. Better...More

Thank Johnjd
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I had always heard about trips to South End - fond memories told by many different people, many different walks of life... I was so excited! The day started off perfectly - the sun was beaming down and we had already booked a coach trip...More

1  Thank pollypokit
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This really is a wonderful place to people watch while the kids play on the beach. Google tide times if you are brave enough to swim. It's lovely and warm when the tide comes in over the warmed sand early evening.

Thank M3794WEsarahs
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Have been to Chalkwell beach many times, school trips, family breaks. It is a popular place for children. Train from east london, less than 1 hour. Quiet beach, small Caffè, small shop, nice walk along, or just relax. Not far from southend, where is much...More

1  Thank nancy7772015
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I walk along the beach most days so you might say I am biased but I also see the beach through the seasons, different days, different times etc. It is a very popular beach and as you would expect gets busy at weekends in the...More

5  Thank Robert T
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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