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Brightlingsea Beach

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Location iconColchester
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Are you into boats and history? Make your casual day at the beach a tiny bit more exciting and choose Brightlingsea Beach near Essex.

This historic beach is the only Cinque Port outside Kent and Sussex. Read upon Edward the Confessor's fascinating war stories, as you tan by the sea, and ind out more about the history of the area.

A lazy day at the beach is a firm family favourite - just unwind and enjoy the sun to the sound of kids playing and waves washing on the shore with a quiet “Woosh”. Want more fun? Brightlingsea Beach is a popular yachting location. International sailing events are hosted there regularly, so make sure to check out what's on before you go!

  • Historic seaside location
  • Great for yacht lovers
  • Annual international sailing events

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