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Walton-on-the-Naze Beach

August 19, 2016

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Walton-on-the-Naze Beach

We didn’t really know what to do last Sunday, and decided on a little trip to the beach. We didn’t fancy the usual Skegness or Hunstanton beaches, so decided to take a trip down to Essex to visit Walton-on-the-Naze. My parents visited a few weeks ago and I loved their photos of the amazingly colourful beach huts, so off we went!

We took a little walk along the edge of the water, dipping our toes in. I was actually really surprised how warm the water felt! It was so nice to finally walk along a sandy beach, as all of the ones we’ve visited this year so far in both Norfolk and Devon have been pebble beaches. You can’t beat a good old sandy beach!

Seriously though, how amazing are the beach huts?! It looks like they have a section right by the pier of some new ones, complete with fitted kitchens (we nosied inside as we walked past, obviously), and then on each side of the pier a little further down, there’s all the older ones.

We headed over to the pier for a little arcade fun but sadly we had no change (though that’s probably for the best). I was amazed at the pier! It had a whole arcade, amusement park, bowling alley and little cafe at the beach end of it. Apparently, it’s the 3rd longest pier in the UK at 2600ft!

The original pier was built in 1830 but was damaged by a storm. A second one was then built, which was also damaged. The current one was built in 1895! I was absolutely terrified walking along it! It had so many planks that had been replaced, or looked like they should have been replaced. It creaked, and parts of it were shut off, especially at the end of it. I got about 1/4 of the way and almost had a panic attack, but was determined to walk to the end, so I grabbed Shane’s hand and that definitely helped!

We then headed back to the beach, ordered some fresh donuts and headed back to the car. I wish we had longer to explore, but we left it pretty late in the day to set off there. I’d love to go back again though – it’s definitely one of my favourite east coast beaches! Shane has bought an inflatable kayak, so we’re thinking of heading there when it arrives as the water was nice and shallow.

Have you been to Walton-on-the-Naze before? What’s your favourite east coast beach? I need to explore more – especially if they have colourful beach huts and arcades!

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    Katie
    August 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Gosh these photos are SO incredibly beautiful my love..!! This place sounds so dreamy, I’d love to explore more of the east coast & give this place a visit!

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

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      April
      August 23, 2016 at 6:53 am

      It was so pretty there! And the beach was lovely and empty too! If you’re ever over the east coast, I’d definitely recommend it!
      xo April

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    Shannen
    August 19, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Beautiful pictures, the place looks amazing 🙂 x

    http://shannenandco.blogspot.ie

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      April
      August 23, 2016 at 6:54 am

      How amazing are those pretty beach huts?!
      xo April

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    Natoya
    August 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I love going to the sea-side so this one will be added to my list. The beach huts are so pretty and that long pier looks like a great challenge! : )

    http://www.juanitalikes.com

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    Kate
    August 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Such a great review/travel tips + those pictures are too cute! I’m obsessed with the colored houses!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com

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      April
      August 23, 2016 at 6:55 am

      They were so pretty! So jealous of the people that bought them!
      xo April

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    Rae
    August 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

    So pretty, I usually head to Whitstable for doughnuts or fish and chips along the sea front but will definitely have to keep Walton-on-the-Naze Beach in mind!

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      April
      August 23, 2016 at 6:56 am

      Ooh, I’ve heard Whitstable is pretty nice! I’d definitely recommend it!
      xo April

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    Monique | WritingMonique
    August 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Such beautiful, fun photos! All those colorful beach-houses make me so happy!

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      April
      August 23, 2016 at 6:56 am

      I was so excited when I saw them! Beach huts are my favourite, but they were just something else hah!
      xo April

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    Martha
    August 22, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I’ve never heard of this beach, but it looks so idyllic! What an absolutely beautiful place, and so unspoilt too! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajaneedwards.com

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      April
      August 23, 2016 at 6:57 am

      It was so lovely! And I loved how big it was too, so it never really felt busy!
      xo April

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    Cara
    August 23, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Those gorgeous pastel beach huts though! <3 Amazing photos lovely! x
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      April
      August 25, 2016 at 6:53 am

      THey’re so pretty aren’t they?! Thanks!
      xo April

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    Gemma Evans
    August 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Beach hut goals. You don’t see many in such good condition. Looks like a calm beach… and sand too 🙂

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    Jade
    August 26, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Amazing color palette of these pictures. Lovely place! Thanks for sharing.

    Jade –
    tinybigmoments.squarespace.com

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