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Chalkwell Beach

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Address: Chalkwell Esplanade | Chalkwell, Southend-on-Sea SS0 8JQ, England

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Good area for walking

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... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 the road so good for walking the dogs.

1 Thank Deafdoggy
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 warm. Good for a relaxing stroll.

Thank RogerToad
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 76 when it was so hot 🔥 To sadness at seeing the Pier on Fire... More 

Thank karendelicata63
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 beach . Playing various games and having the usual sand in your sandwiches fir lunch... More 

Thank Jimpendrigh
Essex, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank Jonotter
London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 space. There are a few nice cafes selling the usual stuff and several clean toilet... More 

Thank Zapstar67
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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!

Thank Kinderling10
southend on sea
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 for about 20 mins then we moved on to the beach near the water fountains... More 

3 Thank Melanie S

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