Walton-on-the-Naze has a wonderful sandy beach and is home to the second longest pier in Great Britain.
It is the ideal location for all the family with separate sections of beach that are divided by wooden walls.
With plenty of parking, shops, restaurants/cafes, pubs and of course the rides and amusement arcades on the pier.
Further North is a little quieter with the ‘Naze’ itself which you can pay admission to go inside and view.
Being off the A12 it is a very easy location to reach from London by car. It also has a train line with links from London.