British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

Interested in more than just beaches? Check out our new sister site, Sea Britain, for a comprehensive guide to Britain's coastline. Beaches, coastal towns and features, local accomodation, weather, tides, local tourist attractions and more. All at

Walton-on-the-Naze Beach

Colchester, Essex

The central beach is a lively and fairly commercialised place with entertainments and amusements on the pier. Close-by beaches are quieter and the Naze is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Weather and Tides


29 April 2017

Light Cloud

Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed21mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunset20:15 BST


30 April 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Minimum Temperature9°C (48°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed23mph
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:28 BST
Sunset20:17 BST


1 May 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Minimum Temperature8°C (46°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Easterly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:26 BST
Sunset20:19 BST


High tide: 02:14 BST
(01:14 29 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:20 BST
(07:20 29 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:42 BST
(13:42 29 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:46 BST
(19:46 29 April 2017 GMT)


High tide: 02:59 BST
(01:59 30 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:03 BST
(08:03 30 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:28 BST
(14:28 30 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:34 BST
(20:34 30 April 2017 GMT)


High tide: 03:46 BST
(02:46 1 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:51 BST
(08:51 1 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:16 BST
(15:16 1 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:25 BST
(21:25 1 May 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Walton-on-the-Naze) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (