Interesting Places to Visit
Frinton and The Naze Walk
This walk combines a walk along the seafront between
Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze , passing Walton's pier
along the way, with the crumbling cliffs, sandy beaches
marshes, creeks and nature reserves of the Naze. It
involves some road walking in Frinton from the station
to the promenade and a little at the end of the walk.
Best done on a sunny day.
Essex Pub Walks
Distance approximately 7.8 miles
Several pubs at Walton-on-the-Naze.
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Just 5 minutes drive to Titchmarsh Marina one of
the most attractive harbours for yachtsmen on the
East Coast. The marina is situated in the unique
Walton Backwaters an area of outstanding natural
beauty and special scientific interest in Essex.
Mored here is the oldest surviving motorized lifeboat
in the world The James Stephens No.14
Circa 1900. It has recently undergone a 10 year
restoration and was relaunched by Griff Rhys-Jones
on September 5th 2009.
Lunch at Harbour Lights. Titchmarsh Resturant in
the spectacular waterside location on the marshes
- open all year round - contact 01255 851 887 to book
Walton on the Naze Tower
A short distance away in Walton is the Naze Tower.
Trinity House built the 86ft octagonal Naze Tower in 1720
as a navigational mark to aid shipping. Early on the tower
had a beacon on the top with fires lit. It is the predecessor
of the reflective lighthouse that became commonplace in
the 19th century.
The Naze Tower is a Grade II listed building of special
architectural and historic interest and is the only one of
its kind in existence. Listings place it in the top
5.5% of heritage buildings and the top twenty listed
lighthouses in the country.
Art exhibitions are shown over six floors at the Naze
Tower so as you climb to the top of the 86ft tower
you can enjoy the experience of encountering a diverse
and immense range of artworks in a unique setting.
Admission for adults £2.50, children under 15 £1.50
Wildlife Boat Trips
The Walton Backwaters lie at the outermost end of Essex
between the Stour and the Colne estuaries, where the
rolling cornfields of the Tendring peninsula slide into
the North Sea.Some 7,000 acres of mudflats, salt marsh
and glittering creeks are preserved as Hamford Water
National Nature Reserve, managed by the Natural England
and the Essex Wildlife Trust.
Tony Haggis , a born and bred Essex boatman takes those
interested in local wildlife for two hour trips around
these magical waters.
Boat trips leave from the foundry Slip at Walton-on-the-Naze
The name of the boat is the Karina. There are two trips a day
until the end of October. Times will vary according to the tide
Booking is essential adults £12, children under 15 £6
tel 07806 309 460 or 07596 597 615
Good Places to Eat
- Piatto - Frinton - T 01255 671648 - Restaurant, excellent Italian food
- Avenue Bistro - Frinton - T 01255 675676 - New Art Deco style Bistro, modern continental cuisine-
with a twist
- Franck's - Frinton - T 01255 679898 - Bistro and Cafe, nice selection French food -
lunches and Friday, Saturday evening
- Cafe 19 - Frinton - T 01255 670219 Bistro and Cafe, good value, nice selection,
lunches and some evenings
- The Lock and Barrel - T 01255 672597 - Frinton Pub, good locally caught fish, and chips
- The Victory - T 01255 677857 - Walton Pub, good atmosphere, great value
- Giorgio's Ristorante - T 01255 813844 - Holland on Sea, fantastic, genuine
Italian atmosphere, best to book
- Faluso Pizzeria - 01255 814810 - Holland on Sea, traditional authentic Italian
trattoria with wood fired pizza oven
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