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Quiet Beach

Nice quiet beach..away from the hussle of the main Southend beach..if you like peace and quiet this... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Quiet Beach

If you tire of the jazzed-up beach by the pier, there is always Chalkwell Beach to fall back on... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Witham, United Kingdom
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Chalkwell Esplanade | Chalkwell, Southend-on-Sea SS0 8JQ, England
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Nice quiet beach..away from the hussle of the main Southend beach..if you like peace and quiet this is the place to come.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

If you tire of the jazzed-up beach by the pier, there is always Chalkwell Beach to fall back on. There is free parking (I believe for up to 2 hours), nice and quiet - no crowds, no shops to speak of - and a nice...More

Thank Freddyminster
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Visited Chalkwell Beach after reading reviews of how quiet it was. True, there were not as many people as you may expect in the summer holidays. However, after everyone in the party cut their feet after exploring the flats as the sea went out, we...More

1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Compared to the glorious Dutch or Belgian shore, this is just a tiny pebbly little beach. But still pleasant and well facilitated. Probably the nicest one in the Southend area - even though The Leigh-on-sea beach have given themselves a best beach award :-)

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I have been there a few times I really love the place u see most family’s so there is no drunks or bad behaviour what’s really nice in my opinion The only problem is because that’s a river it can happen u go and don’t...More

1  Thank Yasmin_Boukhemia
Reviewed 25 July 2018

On the plus side, I was able to park for a maximum of two hours without incurring a fee. Welcomed the short walk to the beach, which was busy without being over-crowded on a hot day at the start of the school summer vacation. The...More

1  Thank 42roberty
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

First time we went to the Chalkwell beach 🏖 with my youngest daughter,it was school trip lots of young children went there .this beach is really good for young children.if you have young children you can go but one thing no shops near the beach...More

2  Thank Jay A
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place, and close to London! We had already a couple of weekends spent there as I'm a sea lover!

Thank TheAdore C
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Very close to London, travelling by underground to new ham, and taking the c2c train to chalkwell was thrilling.... Just within an hours ride...the chalkwell beach is right adjoining the train station. Its by chance that I landed here on a bright Sunny day... Being...More

Thank Mbsha
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Chalkwell beach is a lovely area with sandy beaches and great for a day out at the seaside. Have a swim in the sea when the tide is in and enjoy the sunshine in this lovely area of Chalkwell. Right next to the Station for...More

1  Thank Rosy567
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25 April 2015|
Response from Brookman |
Its 5 mins walk from the station (come out and turn right and there's a wheelchair accessible ramp immediately on your right). The station platform itself though isn't as far as I'm aware wheelchair accessible up to street... More