Thorpe Bay Beach | Day Out With The Kids

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Thorpe Bay Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Love watersports? Enjoy the real deal - go for an action-packed day at Thorpe Bay Beach near Southend On Sea.

This sandy family-oriented beach has won awards both for cleanliness and safety. With picture-postcard beach huts in the background, it's also a great place to go for a walk. Outside the summer season, you can even bring your dog along!

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? At Thorpe Bay Beach the water is perfect for kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.

  • Clean & safe beach
  • Great place for watersports
  • Picturesque beach huts to see
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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Thorp Esplanada, Southend On Sea, Essex, SS1 3NS, England

Phone number

01702 215620



Click here to visit Thorpe Bay Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Thorpe Bay Beach has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Thorpe Bay Beach has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

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

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