Beach Guide: Just down the coast from Clacton, Frinton-on-Sea offers a quieter day out. The Blue Flag beach is immaculately clean and boasts golden sands. There is a large grassy area along the promenade perfect for enjoying a picnic. The beach is gently shelved and divided up into wide sections by timber groynes.

Parking Tip: Parking is free along the sea front next to the greensward, but will fill up quickly on sunny days

Facilities: Cafes – Shops – Toilets – Pier – Beach huts hire – Picnic area – Disabled access – First aid – Lost child centre – No dogs in summer.

Attractions: Frinton-on-Sea offers a serene setting in which to enjoy unspoilt coastline. Victorian beach huts line the front and a little walk into the town provides boutiques and antique shops, historic buildings and the recently refurbished Connaught Avenue.

What Essex Baby parents say:

“We live in Brightlingsea and Frinton is our favourite beach by far! No ice cream stalls or toy shops near the seafront. Gorgeous sandy beaches, and tends to have a really laid back feel” – Lauren B

“Frinton-on-Sea is lovely if you just want a beach and none of the commercial stuff” – Deb C