About The Area

Walton on the Naze

Walton-on-the-Naze is a seaside town on the North Sea coast and (as Walton le Soken) a former civil parish, now in the parish of Frinton and Walton, in the Tendring district in Essex, England. It is north of Clacton and south of the port of HarwichFrinton-on-Sea is to the south of the town. The town has a population of 12,054 (according to the 2011 census).[2] In 1931 the parish had a population of 3,071.[3] It attracts many visitors, The Naze being the main attraction. There is also a pier.

The parish was earlier known as Eadolfenaesse and then as Walton-le-Soken.[4] The name ‘Walton’ is a common one meaning a ‘farmstead or village of the Britons’,[5] while ‘Soken’ denotes the soke (an area of special jurisdiction) that included Thorpe, Kirby and Walton, which were not under the see of London but under the chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Walton had a HM Coastguard team and was home to the Thames MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), organising rescues from Southwold to Herne Bay. It closed in June 2015[6] as part of a Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) modernisation programme, transferring its operations to a national centre in Fareham on the south coast. Walton-on-the-Naze railway station is on a branch of the Sunshine Coast Line. Along the coast there are many fossils to be found, some have been found to be up to 50 million years old. Rocks include red crag and London clay.


Source: Wikipedia

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Great family walks around the coastline

There are a few walks to do around the local coastline and you and your children will love looking for Shark teeth on the beaches.


Great Sandy Beaches

With miles of sandy beach and a blue flag award, our beaches are a great place to spend a day with the family.


Naze tower and coastal defences

There are still many remnants of WW2 dotted around the coast and if you are lucky you might even find some old bullet shells in the cliffs.