Walton Pier was originally built in 1830 and was 300 feet long. It was, however, severely damaged in a storm and was replaced with an 800 foot structure in 1895. The park is within easy access of the beaches and attractions of Walton-on-naze, Frinton and Clacton, and the more historic places of interest inland. So there is history and a whole lot to explore right here in this part of the world. Even in the winter months, plenty of people make there way out to Walton On The Naze to take in the wonderful vistas and the elegant surroundings. In fact, some are mesmerized by the whole ocean, air, terrain and people that make up this part of the United Kingdom.
Walton on the Naze is close by where you can take a boat trip to see the marvellous seals, otters and herons of the area or enjoy a stroll along England’s 2nd longest pier. Further along the coast is the resort of Clacton on Sea where there is plenty to do here with its multitude of amusements both on and off the pier as well as a long sandy beach.
In the whole of the holiday we never made the 15 minute trip to the pier or the recommend walk round the Naze we were too content with our own little piece of beach. Visitors seemed as taken with the house and surroundings as we were and all stayed until the sun had set and darkness was drawing in.
Because Walton-on-the-Naze is a SSSI, climbing up the cliff or damaging it in any way is prohibited. However despite this, many fossils can be collected at the cliff base, where the Red Crag has slumped onto the beach. Walton-on-the-Naze is a traditional and busy resort town with sandy beaches, the second longest pier in the UK and a permanent population of approximately 12,000.
This pretty seaside town is situated on the East Coast of Britain, close to Clacton and attracts a good numbers of visitors. Did I say fossils are one thing this beach is famous for? Indeed it is, and many say during the winter is the best time – because people are fewer and the beach hasn’t been messed with, much.
It also has some specialist stores that serve a much wider area. The health check summary for this centre stated that, like Frinton town centre, the Triangle is in a relatively good state of health. This area is recognised internationally and is designated as a National Nature Reserve. It is an internationally important breeding ground for Little Terns and wintering ground for Dark-bellied Brent Geese, wild foul and waders. The town of Walton on the Naze is an urban area that is larger than a village but smaller than a city. Unless Walton on the Naze grows to a size where it is elevated to a higher administrative status it is effectively a parish but to differentiate between the two at the turn of the last century towns were granted the right to allow their elected representatives call themselves a “Town Council” and to, from their number, elect a Mayor.
Now think if you could get a nice rental house near this great area? Huge living area approx 20′ x 16′ directly overlooking the beach through the huge arched original Georgian sash windows, with feature marble hearth and fireplace, high ceilings, chandeliers, pine flooring and open plan kitchen area. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea in your ears! Behind the beach is a small area of sandunes and behind these are marshlands which are a nature reserve. I say this is paradise.