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Frinton on Sea, Essex

Frinton lies between Clacton-on-Sea and Walton- on-the-Naze on the Tendring peninsular. It is probably one of the better places to sail, with a long sandy beach at low tide. Occasionally Frinton will get waves, but otherwise it is pretty much a good bump and jump spot with free parking and grassy rigging. What more could you want?

Beach Faces:


Best Wind Direction:

North-east, South, South-west

Best Wind Direction For Waves:


Not Good:

North, West and North-west


It goes out quite a long way and is a fairly strong current on Springs. At high tide the water come in right against the sea wall. Best avoided.

What’s On The Bottom:


Any Hazards:

Groynes at high tide.

Other Water Users:

Swimmers in the summer, some Kite surfers. Although it is usually very uncrowded.

Suitability / Levels:

You need some coastal experience. It rarely gets too gnarly, although it does have it’s days in the winter.

Wipeout Factor:

The sea state is quite lumpy and there can be a bit of a shorebreak if there has been any swell for a few days. But otherwise it is pretty mellow.



Kit Hire:


Friendly Factor:

Quiet, only a few locals.

No Wind Alternatives:

Quiet, only a few locals.






Windsurfing Shop

Skisurf in Colchester (Tel.01206 502000)


Frinton Town, 5 mins away


Free for 24hrs. You’ll be gone after that!


Not really worth a mention.

Local Hotshots:

David Cains, Mark and Rob from Skisurf.

Local Knowledge / Secrets:

A few days of north-easterlies and an incoming tide can bring in some OK waves and really good ramps to jump off.
If it is too offshore at nearby Clacton-on-Sea, then Frinton is the best place to go.

How To Get There:

M25, A12, A120 then A133 to Clacton. At Weely take the B1033 to Frinton. Follow signs to the seafront and then take a right. Drive to the end of the road and park opposite the slipway.

Report By:

Clyde Waite


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