Bell Wharf Beach
This quaintly petite Leigh-on-Sea based beach is a great little getaway from the far bigger and busier beaches along Leigh and Southend. Located near the famous cockle sheds of Leigh-on-Sea, this beach offers both a great seaside getaway with some fantastic local amenities on its doorstep.
What to see and do at Bell Wharf Beach?
On your walk towards Bell Wharf Beach you’ll pass the many fishing boats both docked and sailing through, making the walk there and view from the beach itself a more than pleasant one! Not only that, but the beach itself makes for a scenic sand stop that’s seaward views are hard to take your eyes off. The picturesque Leigh-on-Sea based beach is still relatively a lot more calm and peaceful than its neighbours, making it the go to South Eastern beach if you want somewhere a little less noisy.
A stone’s throw away from the golden sands are plenty of cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops to keep everyone occupied. There are even some great locally run places where you can stop by and taste the catch of the day. Some other great places worthy of a note are; The Peterboat, The Mayflower and Sara’s Tea Garden. But there are many more hidden gems around the area that you can find and stop by.
Also, if you’re a dog owning family, your canine companions are welcome on Bell Wharf Beach between 1st October and 30th April. Guide dogs allowed all year round.
How to get to Bell Wharf Beach
Take the train from London Fenchurch Street which will go direct through to Leigh-on-Sea. The journey time from London is approximately between 44 minutes. There are approximately 6-8 trains per hour on a weekday, depending on peak or off-peak travel time and train tickets bought more than three days in advance are £10.35.
You can find Bell Wharf Beach located a short 10 minute walk from Leigh-on-Sea station, just walk past the Marina and continue down the seafront until you reach the beach.