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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
relatively flat
Several pubs at Walton-on-the-Naze.

OS Explorer Map 184
OS Landranger Map 169


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

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An Opportunity to Visit a Local Artist, Lynette Singers' Studio

If you would like to arrange a visit, phone Lynette on 07932 658193 to view her original pastel paintings and a selection of cards.  

Alternatively, you can visit her website www.lynettesingersfineartprints.com

Her pastel paintings are collected world-wide and you will then have the opportunity to see and maybe purchase some of her stunning, limited edition, prints.

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    Day at The Beach - Frinton on Sea

Titchmarsh Marina

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


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

* Pearl of Samui - Walton - T 01255 852202 - Restaurant, delicious Thai food
* Yates Fish & Chips - Walton - T 01255 674303
* Whites Pie & Mash Shop - Walton - T 01255 675612
* The Victory - Walton - T 01255 677857 - Pub, good atmosphere, great food
* The Bath House - Walton - T 01255 679898 - Pub Grub, great Sunday lunches
* Piatto - Frinton - T 01255 671648 - Restaurant, excellent Italian food
* Pier One - Frinton - T 01255 677888 - Restaurant, excellent locally caught fish
* The Lock and Barrel - T 01255 672597 - Frinton Pub, good pub grub
* Faluso - T 01255 814810 - Holland on Sea, family run Pizzeria, great value, Italian food
* The Ship - T 01255 679149 - Kirby Pub, good food, excellent beers

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