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County - Essex | Map
Tel code: 01702 | code search
Postcode: SS9 | code search
Population: 20700
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Birthplace of:
John Fowles
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Food Legends:
Essex Whelks
Folk Customs:
Choosing Day, Brightlingsea
Kichel throwing in Harwich
Mad Maldon Mud Race
Opening the Oyster Fishery
Plough Monday
The Dunmow Flitch

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Belfairs Nature Reserve and Golf Course
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Leigh-on-Sea is situated west of Southend in Essex, 35 miles from London. Located next to the sea, Leigh has been primarily a fishing village since medieval times. It also had some success as a port, and The Mayflower is rumoured to have been built there. The Old Town, south of the railway, still operates fishing and cockling fleets and contains the famed "Cockle Sheds" with abundant amounts of fresh seafood for sale. Bell Wharf Beach is a small, sandy beach at the eastern end of Old Leigh. Along the High Street is the Old Smithy, rebuilt from two earlier cottages in 1860-1880, and now containing a "Heritage Centre". The Leigh Conservation Area rises from the Old Town up the hillside, centred around the 13th century St. Clementís Church, library and library gardens. It contains many old buildings of architectural interest. The Leigh Folk Festival takes place in June and a regatta is held over one weekend in September. Other events include an annual Art Trail where local and invited international artists show their works in the area's shops, cafes and art galleries. Up the hill from the Old Town sits the main retail and commercial area of the Broadway.

Attraction

Belfairs Nature Reserve and Golf Course
Bell Wharf Beach

Care Home

St Edith's Court

Dentist

Chalkwell Dental Practice
Eastwood Family Dental Practice

Doctor

Family Health Care
Highlands Surgery
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Belfairs Estates
Coulson James Estate Agents
Douglas Allen & Co

Pub and Bar

Broker
Carlton
Crooked Billet
Harry
Mariners Court
Olde Smack Inn
Peter Boat
Sarah Moore
Ship

Woodcutters Arms

Solicitor

Forbes Maclean
Francis Thatcher & Co
Giles Wilson

Taxi

S & T Private Hire

Shops

The Happy Caterpillar
Amba Nature
Legra Gallery
Wiliams Optometrists
Scales and Fangs

Antiques

Dżjż vu Antiques
Deja Vu Antiques

Activities

Essex Premier Soccer Coaching(Football)
Belfairs Riding School(Riding)

Places to Stay near Leigh on Sea

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Grand Hotel (1.03 miles)

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The Grand Hotel has16 en-suite bedrooms a stones through from the sea front.Breafast is served from 7am to 9am Monday to Saturday 8am to 10am Sundays. A full menu is ... More

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Premier Inn Southend-on-Sea West (1.43 miles)

Ideally located on the A127 the main road into Southend; this hotel is within 2 miles of Rochford and Southend Victoria train stations and also 2 miles from Southend Airport. For shops and local amenities ... More | visit website
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Balmoral Apartments (2.10 miles)

High grade, self catering accommodation in Southend (4 star rated). Luxurious 2 bedroom (en-suite) apartments with off street parking convienient for Southend town centre, main line stations and main bus routes. Beautifully equipped and with ... More
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Premier Inn Basildon (Rayleigh) (2.58 miles)

Premier Inn Basildon (Rayleigh)
Conveniently positioned within easy reach of the M25. For shops and local amenities Basildon town centre is only 3 miles away. Ideally located just half a mile from Rayleigh train station. Our Basildon (Rayleigh) Premier Inn ... More | visit website
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Ilfracombe House Hotel (2.78 miles)

Ilfracombe House Hotel

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Offering good value en suite rooms, this hotel with private car park is ideally situated adjacent to Southend seafront and the town centre. Popular with pilots and cabin crew from nearby Southend ... More

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Maison Renouf (2.92 miles)

Maison Renouf

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As Southend's only Boutique Hotel you will find Maison Renouf stylish and friendly. Rooms are large with an en-suite bathrooms and showers. Our prices include all you can eat ... More

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Travelodge Southend on Sea (2.96 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Hamiltons Boutique Hotel (3.07 miles)

Hamiltons Boutique Hotel
Hamiltons Boutique Hotel is a Grade 2 listed Georgian building situated in Southend's historic Royal Terrace, a premier position overlooking gardens, the Thames estuary & the Pier. Hamiltons has undergone extensive refurbishment and been ... More | visit website
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Cherry Tree (3.87 miles)

Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree Accomodation is styled to be comfortable luxury which feels like a home from home, each room has its own en-suite with spacious main room, freeview television and free access to WiFi. At ... More | visit website
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Camelia Hotel (4.30 miles)

Camelia Hotel

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Located in a superb position on the seafront at Thorpe Bay and commanding unrivalled views of The Thames Estuary. A mile from Southend on Sea, close to both the rail station ... More

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