With more than 36 miles of coastline, sandy beaches and one of the sunniest climates in the country (with the lowest rainfall in the UK to) Essex offers a huge range of sites and activities the whole family can enjoy.
From the award-winning beaches and seafront gardens of Clacton-on-Sea to the historic port of Harwich, there’s much more to a holiday park in Essex than you might think. It has picturesque villages, a number of notable stately homes and unspoilt country landscapes – from the Stour Valley to the north and the River Colne to the south.
There’s also a strong maritime history here, especially for towns like Brightlingsea, Harwich, Dovercourt, Manningtree and Mistley. And another legacy of the Essex Sunshine Coast is the Martello Towers. This line of defensive fortresses dotted along the coast in Walton-on-the-Naze, Clacton-on-Sea, Jaywick and Point Clear was built to resist a potential invasion by Napoleon.