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Leigh on Sea Beach

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

On the edge of Old Leigh near Southend is the picturesque Leigh on Sea Beach. Small in size but large in character with the ambience of a traditional fishing village, renowned for its cobbled streets, cafes and cockleboats!

Taste fresh sea food from the charming cockle sheds, go swimming, windsurfing and sailing when the tide is right and when it’s low let the kids sink their toes into the mud flats! The beach itself is perfect for long walks as it stretches up to seven miles and, of course, it provides acres of space for games and sandcastle building under the sea air.

On the sea front is the Leigh Heritage Centre, plenty of shops, cafes and eateries. The beach itself is just 10 minutes from Leigh Railway Station and there’s plenty of parking available nearby, making it an accessible and affordable family day out!

Enjoy all the charm of this gorgeous beach!

  • Regularly voted in the top 100 British Beaches
  • Peaceful and relaxing
  • Beautiful landscape
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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2ET, England

Phone number

01702 215620



Click here to visit Leigh on Sea Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Pay and Display

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

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

No, Leigh on Sea Beach is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Leigh on Sea Beach have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

No dogs are allowed on beaches between 1st May - 30th September.

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