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Martello Bay Beach

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

Attraction Information

Enjoy a sunny day filled with sandplay and water fun at Martello Bay Beach near St Osyth.

This historic beach is famously named after a small, 19th century, defensive fort known as a "Martello Tower". There're plenty of beach huts and a campsite nearby, so it's always lively during the summer.

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? Take the kids away from Martello Beach for a quick walk and go up to the gardens on the nearby hill. The stunning view from up there makes this quite a popular spot.

  • Historic seaside location
  • Lively summer holiday spot
  • Visit the gardens on top of the hill
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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


The Promenade, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 2LF, England

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Click here to visit Martello Bay 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, snacks are available.

No, Martello Bay Beach is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Martello Bay Beach have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

No dogs allowed in Summer

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