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Walton On The Naze beach
Walton On The Naze beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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The Naze Tower
The Naze Tower
Owner description: Historic 86ft landmark built in 1720. Now houses an art gallery showing exhibitions by East Anglian artists, museum about the history of the Tower and The Naze, tea rooms serving... more Owner description: Historic 86ft landmark built in 1720. Now houses an art gallery showing exhibitions by East Anglian artists, museum about the history of the Tower and The Naze, tea rooms serving all day and at the top a viewing platform with spectacular coastal views. less
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Lookouts
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Walton Pier
Walton Pier
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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The Naze Education and Visitor Centre
The Naze Education and Visitor Centre
Owner description: The Naze is a unique coastal landscape of outstanding geological and biological importance. As the most easterly peninsula in Essex it is an important site for migrating birds and... more Owner description: The Naze is a unique coastal landscape of outstanding geological and biological importance. As the most easterly peninsula in Essex it is an important site for migrating birds and boasts a number of different habitats, both terrestrial and marine. The Naze also has immense historic and civic importance, the famous Naze Tower being just one example, and is a site where coastal change can be easily seen and understood. The Naze is a special and important place for many reasons and is a place where wildlife thrives, from insects living in the soft cliffs to the familiar barn owl hunting over the grasslands. The Naze is the gateway into Hamford Water National Nature Reserve, an area of international importance due to the number of wildfowl and waders that it supports and is itself a sanctuary for migrating and nesting birds, from Dark Bellied Brent Geese to Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat. To the east of the peninsula are the famous cliffs, fifty million years old and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The 70 foot high cliffs are made up of London clay, Red Crag and Thames sands and gravels and fossilised sharks teeth, shells and wood are found daily on the beach. The Naze is a site where coastal change can be seen and clearly understood. The cliffs are eroding at a rate of (on average) 1-2 metres per year. The section of cliff directly in front of the iconic Naze Tower was however protected in 2011 with the construction of the 'Crag Walk Platform', a 100 metre public access and viewing platform. Essex Wildlife Trust was a key partner in the project to protect this section of the cliff. The second stage of the 'Naze Heritage Project' is to improve the visitor facilities and interpretation of the site and work is currently progressing on the exciting Education and Visitor Centre, which will be open to the public in Spring 2016. The John Weston Nature Reserve is located in the northern part of the Naze. This 9 acre reserve is dedicated to the leading Essex naturalist John Weston, who was warden at the reserve until his death in 1984 and consists of Blackthorn and Bramble thickets, rough grasslands and four ponds or 'scrapes', three of them created since the reserve was established. Nesting birds include Common and Lesser Whitethroat, joined recently by Cetti's Warbler. Water Rail are seen and heard regularly. It is an important landfall for migrants, including many rarities, and also attracts a variety of winter visitors. The Naze is also a perfect place to get an introduction to marine wildlife, with harbour porpoise out to sea, common and grey seals in the backwaters and a whole host of species to find on the beach and in the mud pools including crabs, scallops and whelks. The Naze has a rich history and has been used as farmland, a golf course and a military camp in the past. The iconic Naze Tower, built in 1720 by Trinity House to mark the promontory for shipping approaching Harwich Harbour, has had multiple uses over its history including the home for a Chain Home Low Radar during the Second World War. There a number of military relics on the Naze, including the mountings for ack-ack guns on the beach, along with several pill boxes, both on the beach and on the open space above. The Naze is a very important place for the people of Walton and Tendring and one which engenders huge civic pride. There are a number of specifically designed walks around the site including the Walton Wildlife Trail, part of the Walton Community Forum funded 'Walton Trails project'. Be careful to check the tides before your visit if you want to explore the beach. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Walton Maritime Museum
Walton Maritime Museum
Attraction type: History Museums

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Pearl of Samui
Pearl of Samui
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Whites Pie & Mash Shop
Whites Pie & Mash Shop
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Bath House Public House
The Bath House Public House
Price: $4 - $33
Cuisines: British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Singing Kettle
Singing Kettle
Cuisines: British
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Walton Tavern
The Walton Tavern
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Kingscliff Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Kingscliff Hotel
$65 - $109 (£49 - £83)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Holland-on-Sea
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The Rock Hotel
2.0 of 5
The Rock Hotel
$66 - $198 (£50 - £150)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Frinton-On-Sea
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The Court House
The Court House
$90 - $113 (£68 - £86)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Great Bromley
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The Royal Albion Public House
2.5 of 5
The Royal Albion Public House
$83 - $104
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Premier Inn Clacton-On-Sea (Seafront) Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Clacton-On-Sea (Seafront) Hotel
$60 - $115
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Clacton-on-Sea
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Premier Inn Harwich Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Harwich Hotel
$60 - $100
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Lifehouse Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5
Lifehouse Hotel & Spa
$163 - $283 (£124 - £215)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thorpe le Soken
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Chudleigh
4.0 of 5
Chudleigh
$95 - $121
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Clacton-on-Sea
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The Pier Hotel at Harwich
4.0 of 5
The Pier Hotel at Harwich
$175 - $193 (£133 - £146)
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
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