We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice walk

We walked from the car park in to town, went passed the beach huts and lido. It was a sunny day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark G
via mobile
Nice for a Walk

We took a walk from the Marina to see all the beach huts and didn't realise there was a small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy C
Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
Read all 92 reviews
All photos (64)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paddling pool”(13 reviews)
“mersea island”(4 reviews)
“lovely beach”(6 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Brightlingsea, England
Reviews (92)
Filter reviews
90 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewspaddling poolmersea islandlovely beachold railwayboating lakepleasant walkman made beachpeaceful placepretty beach hutsnature reserveyoung familyseaside townpublic toiletslovely cafehigh tideolder childrensea wall
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 90 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from the car park in to town, went passed the beach huts and lido. It was a sunny day with lots of people about enjoying the sun. It’s a lovely walk up to the marina.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a walk from the Marina to see all the beach huts and didn't realise there was a small beach, lido, natural swimming pool and shop around the corner. Lovely walk past the various types and colours of beach huts, but not sure I...More

1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach, muddy and shallow seafront for kids, playground, public toilets, great ice-cream! Enjoyable enough, definitely recommend to bring a beach umbrella as there's no shade.

Thank Adriana C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

clean & tidy, lido, paddling, cafes & toilets, parking, playgrounds, walks However it's not really sand - because 3 inches down is black mud. At high tide, there is a lot of old concrete

Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We took our grandchildren out for chips we went and sat by the beach after we are our chips two of our grandchildren went and had a paddle which they had great fun

3  Thank Christina R
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We had herd good things about the children's pool. It is nice and shallow with some nice sand. But we were not told that just under the surface was stinking mud that squelched between our toes. The gran kids didnt mind. But they never do...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Take a lovely walk along the prom to the beach, pass by beach huts, cafe and boating lake - all clean, tidy and calm. Perfect for families

Thank nevertoolate2018
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I am proud of my town and especially the beach and promenade area. It's clean and cared for and the locals take a pride in the area which in turn brings in the visitors. Well done all involved

1  Thank mikethemetro
Reviewed 15 June 2018

As a child I spent so much time here and the used to love it. Money was spent on the kiddies beach and paddling pool but now they have wasted money on stewards rather than adding some much much needed sand, if the council spend...More

2  Thank BPL1983
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Have been here loads of times over the years mostly just for a day trip with my children and now with them and the grandchildren. Nice little beach with a sea pool that’s good for the children to play in, sand makes good sand castles,...More

1  Thank jandan71
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Margaret R
23 July 2018|
Response from places2seeplaces2go | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April so really didn't take much notice. As a dog owner though the general rule is May 2 End of Aug no dogs are allowed on most beaches. Having said that most beaches have DOG FRIENDLY sections. I live in... More
Margaret R
23 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jandan71 | Reviewed this property |
Not between certain times of the year 1 May to 30 September between the beach and the swimming pool but there is lots of other parts down near the water that dogs are allowed.