FRINTON - ON - SEA
We are so lucky to have one of England’s finest, cleanest, sandiest beaches on our doorstep. Frinton-on-sea never fails to wow and our prom side beach hut captures the English seaside spirit perfectly. The options are endless; from beach fun to coastal walks, a spot of shopping or an indulgent ice cream sundae. Frinton offers an abundance of places to watch the world go by or actively explore.
Quieter in comparison to popular Frinton, Walton provides a different range of historic, cultural and fun activities. The Naze Tower is an 86ft landmark that hosts exhibitions, a museum, panoramic rooftop views, a tea room and an art gallery. It is greatly popular amongst the locals and a hub for dog walkers and fossil hunters. The famous 'Red Crag'which stands alongside the tower, is often a centre point for adults and children scouring its beach for a megalodon shark's tooth. It is, in itself, a geographical wonder and also affords clear views across to Harwich Docks with an exploratory circular walk on the coastal edge. Many visitors enjoy Walton pier, which was established in1830 and extends 3/4 mile into the sea, perfect for fishing! The undercover funfair, amusements and rides guarantee some seaside fun regardless of the weather
This blissful nature reserve will delight you with charming views on the southern bank of the Stour Estuary. You’ll walk through both Grassland & Woodland and experience a variety of habitats for handsome birds and owls. If you like contemporary art, come and discover ‘A House for Essex’ structural piece of Grayson Perry’s artwork overlooking the river Stour.
Colchester is the former capital of England and Britain’s first recorded town. Well known for its Norman Castle built-in 1070's on the foundations of a Roman Temple, you can discover artefacts that are over 2500 years old and enjoy the enchanting grounds. Colchester is most definitely worth a visit for many reasons; the history is plentiful in architecture, churches, towers, charming little cottages, cobbled streets and wonky walls. The town boasts all the usual big high street names to the shopping is a delight and is well-matched with some notable restaurants, pubs and coffee shops to rest and replenish.
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Dedham Vale and Stour Valley are an area of outstanding beauty with Constable Country still being celebrated as one of the most cherished English landscapes. Most people we know have a soft spot for Dedham, but beware! It is not a secret and can be busy during peak times. However, if you do decide to immerse yourself then there couldn’t be more of a quintessential offering; boating on the river, galleries and exhibitions, unsurpassed local historic pubs, traditional cream teas and some of the best food in the area, Dedhamnever fails to deliver a perfect day or evening out.
Known best for its maritime history and Haven Port activity, Harwich Old Town is utterly charming and understated. TheHa’penny (Victorian Wooden Pier) is a magnificent hub to search out the sea dog in you with a variety of water traffic to busy your eyes. Catch the sunset for added romance! There are a handful of much-loved pubs frequented by resident and visiting sailors, where the beer is impressive and the food is outstanding. The charismatic cobbled streets are peppered with history and a few distinguished restaurants. By day, the ice cream van is well stocked and the coastal walks are superb, you can even catch a quaint little foot ferry across the water to nearby Shotley for a different view.
Harwich has some lovely pubs for an afternoon of lunch or an evening of dinner. The Alma Inn, a twenty-minute drive from the yurt, is one of our families favourites restaurant and we are sure you will feel the same.
Frinton offers an array of restaurants for you to choose from, whether you are looking for a pub lunch at The Lock & Barrel or an evening meal at Avenue Bistro Frinton caters to all needs. If you are looking for a more traditional fish & chips dinner then look no further than Young's Other Plaice. For breakfast, we recommend Poppins Cafe down Frinton High Street.