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Chalkwell Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Kids, spades, buckets and sunscreen ready? Head out for a lovely day in the sun at Chalkwell Beach near Southend On Sea.

This quiet family-friendly beach is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet. It's within walking distance of the main attractions of the pier but is just far enough to be out of the hustle and bustle.

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? Try to spot crabs and other marine creatures amongst the seaweed. From Chalkwell Beach you can also see a large granite obelisk, known as The Crowstone. Although it may look like an ancient ruin, it's actually a 19th century London stone which was used to mark the seaward limit of the River Thames.

  • Tranquill family-friendly beach
  • Pier entertainment nearby
  • See the Crownstone obelisk in the water
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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Chalkwell Esplanade, Southend On Sea, Essex, SS0 8JJ, England

Phone number

01702 215620



Click here to visit Chalkwell Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Chalkwell Beach is wheelchair friendly.

No, Chalkwell Beach have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome between 1st October - 30th April.

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