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Chalkwell is a perfect spot for a good old fashioned, cheap as chips, bucket and spade holiday. A quiet stretch of sand between the more commercial pursuits of Southend and the quaint fishing village of Old Leigh, Chalkwell beach is classic British seaside territory - and the station opens out right onto it. Little ones will relish a day or two by the seaside, and the location couldn’t be more convenient for the adults - day-trippers big and small won’t find it a struggle to get home.

Things to do in Chalkwell

A combination of shallow waters, a seawater paddling pool and lifeguard services during peak times make the perfect environment for children to explore safely, casting crabbing nets and finding unusual shells to take home. Be warned though - if you forget to check the tides before setting off on a day trip, the children will be just as happy to play in the mud - the best games are always the messiest. When it’s time to eat, there are plenty of cafes, beach shops and ice cream huts - but the groynes are backed by a grassy area that’s ideal for a picnic overlooking the water, without getting sand in your sandwiches.


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