Just 30 mins drive away from Grays, and really is the place to aim for on a free day, particularly on a warm day. Parking can be a bit of a travail but the area has clearly modelled itself on some sort of Riviera. Slightly reminiscent of Miami Beach in some ways but without the art deco apartments. It does have plenty of street café and restaurant activity, which brings a buzz of activity to the area and long and clean beach that has plenty of swimmers. The Beach never seem to get too busy even on hot days (due to its size, room for everyone there) and it’s very popular with joggers and roller bladders. Excellent way to pass an afternoon.
postcode: SS0 7RR