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Thorpe Bay Beach

Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3NS, England
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Nice beach

This is a nice, quiet beach, but within easy walking distance of the "noisier" parts of Southend... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Freddyminster
,
Witham, United Kingdom
Lovely

We noticed locals using beach more than visitors having barbecues bringing along gazebos and having... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon C
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“lovely beach” (12 reviews)
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Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3NS, England
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"lovely beach"
in 12 reviews
"mulberry harbour"
in 2 reviews
"thames estuary"
in 7 reviews
"clean beach"
in 3 reviews
"sun was shining"
in 3 reviews
"away from the hustle and bustle"
in 2 reviews
"beach hut"
in 2 reviews
"low tide"
in 2 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 2 reviews
"southend seafront"
in 2 reviews
"main beach"
in 2 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 2 reviews
"uncle tom's cabin"
in 2 reviews
"the roslin beach hotel"
in 4 reviews
"billy hundreds"
in 3 reviews
"ice cream"
in 2 reviews
"harvester restaurant"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a nice, quiet beach, but within easy walking distance of the "noisier" parts of Southend (Kursaal, pier, fun park, shops, etc). It has sand, beach huts, toilets, car park, and a cafe. As with the rest of Southend, there is virtually no free...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We noticed locals using beach more than visitors having barbecues bringing along gazebos and having a good time. Generally a clean beach made up of sand and shael.

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A very nice quiet shingle beach. Beach front full of beach huts. A nice cafe/shop at the end and clean public toilets in the parking area. Also tap outside to rinse off feet and sandals after the beach.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

As we have a beach hut along Thorpe bay beach and have been out of the uk for a few months we decided to Pay a visit to our hut . The weather was absolutely gorgeous the sun was shining and the sea ( river...More

5  Thank Jimpendrigh
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This beach over looks the Thames Estuary and so is tidal. Therefore it is not so pretty when the tide is out. Just lots of mud. There is a long promenade that you can walk along all the way towards Southend Pier, adventure playground and...More

1  Thank jennyluan
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Thorpe Bay Beach is a lovely beach for a day in the sun and look out to see and swim in the water if you feel like it.

Thank Rosy567
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Just a hop skip and a jump for me so come rain or shine, I'll pop to the beach for sunshine or peaceful contemplation.

Thank djfaf
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Thorpe Bay Beach is the Best Beach in Southend on Sea area . The only beach with real sand and with the character beach sheds . That’s why is award wining beach. The beach is wide and large it’s very well kept and very clean...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Nice location but far too much litter that spoils the visit. Water is cold but nice on a hot day. Plenty of local food outlets, pity they cant help keep the place clean.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I live 2 minute walk from it... I love it and I go there in all seasons. It has enough visitors to make it fun without getting crowded. The council has established several jnitiatives to keep it clean and they seem to be doing the...More

1  Thank Susan M
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Tony042
7 August 2018|
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I really don't know about parking as I don't e rive and live near the area, so I walk. As for Mulbeŕy harbour, it's an old WWII portable harbour that got abandoned in the estuary when being dragged back from the French... More
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