Frinton on Sea Essex England CO13 9DN

Disc jockeys Mike Read, Adrian John and David Hamilton lived in the town whilst broadcasting on Big L.[13]

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Frinton Beach Hut AssociationFree The QuayBBC page about frinton beach Rotary Club of Frinton on Sea Tendring Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

In 2008 the town was the subject of a BBC Wonderland documentary, which focused on the campaign to 'save' Frinton gates and on a number of elderly residents.[5]

Bargain of the week Three-bed Edwardian terrace inside the gates, looks like it needs a little updating, £157,500, with Sheen's.

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Opening Hours: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri - 8.45am to 12.30pm Saturday - 9am to 12.30pm Wed and Sun - Closed local links to police sites

There is free parking all along the sea front next to the greensward, be warned that this tends to fill up on sunny days and parking can then be found in the many roads off of the esplanade. (please take care not to block residents access)

Well connected? Not especially. Hourly trains to Colchester, mostly with a change, 28 minutes; 90 to London Liverpool Street, with two changes; an hour to Ipswich.

Richard Cobb (1917 - 1996), Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, was born in the town.

Frinton Cricket Club The cricket club in Ashlyns Road holds a "Cricket Week" each year. Location map

A beach that achieves Seaside Award status will receive a nationally recognised mark of approval, helping to generate interest from both the public and the media. This in turn will help secure future funding for further developments of the coastal area and enhance local tourism.

The Frinton business directory is an addition to the site to help pay for the upkeep and hosting of the site. You can find local shops, schools, churches etc listed in the business directory. If you run a local business or know someone who does, please let them know about the site - adverts start from £40 per year.

Although Seaside Award beaches can often be very different, the flag is a symbol of quality which guarantees to visitors that the beach is one of the best in the country.

Andy Holland "Great butcher, great fishmonger. Amazing cycle rides across the Naze and sea wall. People say hello, wonderful sense of community. Downside: extreme poverty in Jaywick and Clacton creates a them-and-us mentality."

A long clean greensward, Shopping in Connaught Avenue (in the past dubbed the "Bond Street" of East Anglia.), Immaculately clean sandy beaches, historic tree lined avenues, Coastal walks and the Frinton summer theatre.

Frinton has three points of entry by road: an unadopted road from Walton-on-the-Naze in the north, a residential road, and a CCTV monitored level crossing adjacent to the railway station which replaced the older gated crossing in 2009. Frinton was once geographically distinct, but housing estates now line the roads between Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze, Kirby Cross and Kirby-Le-Soken.

Frinton and walton town council website

Pauline Mayer "The Greensward and brisk east coast air are unbeatable in summer. Great sandy beaches. All you need's in the main street – try Cafe 19 and Nino's."

Generally in the summer it is a good idea to arrive early, also be aware of heavy traffic out of Frinton, Walton and Clacton heading to London from about 4pm in the afternoons on very sunny days.

Thu 16th Jun 2011 - Worn out feet for St Helena Hospice...Sat 29th May 2010 - Bathing boost for Sunshine Coast...Fri 15th Jan 2010 - Clacton - School waits for details of 6.1 million face...Fri 15th Jan 2010 - Tendring - Drink-drive councillor banned for 2 years...Fri 8th Jan 2010 - School closures for Friday January 8th 2010...

Schools Children are allowed, though primaries are not the town's forte: Frinton-on-Sea and Kirby are both "satisfactory", Ofsted says. But for secondaries, Tendring Technology College is "good".

Walton on the Naze Police Station Martello Road Walton on the Naze CO14 8BP Phone 0300 333 4444

Frinton's population of retirees makes it the butt of jokes, with the LNER advertising slogan "Harwich for the Continent" being appended "Frinton for the incontinent".[11] However, its genteel nature has ensured that property 'within the gates' is well sought after.

Frinton-on-Sea is a small seaside town in the Tendring District of Essex, England. It is part of the Parish of Frinton and Walton.

Local post code: CO13 - Local telephone area code: 01255 Latitude & Longitude for Frinton-on-Sea Lat: 51.830000000 Long: 1.247000000 N51:49:47 E01:14:49 OS Grid reference - 622575.703097627 -5527063.8156921

In our photo gallery we have a few photographs of Frinton on Sea. If you have photos of the local area you would like to share on the site please upload them to our photo gallery.

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At a time when more and more people are choosing to holiday at home, the rapid growth of visitors enjoying our delightful and dramatic coastline has highlighted not only the demand but the importance in presenting and retaining clean, attractive and well managed beaches.

By Train: London Liverpool Street to Frinton-on-Sea with one change at Thorpe-le-Soken takes about 1hr 45 mins. more travel information

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The late Group Captain Alfred 'Ken' Gatward DSO, DFC and bar, who flew a mission to occupied Paris during the Second World War to drop a French Tricolour on the Arc de Triomphe, and strafed Marine Ministry, lived in the town.

Frinton & Walton Youth Football Club Founded in 1978, the club is run by volunteers. They have teams competing in all age groups of the Colchester and District Youth Football League from under 9's up to under 16's. website link


Hi there does anyone know how long the tide stays high? I've heard that when it is high there is NO beach...

This award has been designed to provide beach managers with an effective management tool to achieve this, helping them to plan for future improvements and to generate funding to carry out developments.

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Visit our history section to get an idea of what Frinton was like in the past.

The actor Ross Davidson was living in Frinton-on-Sea at the time of his death in October 2006.

Public toilets are available at regular intervals along the seafront and the new toilet block at the top of the cliff on the greensward near Connaught Avenue. (20p charge) There are outside taps near most toilets. There are no seafront shops, the nearest shops are in Connaught Avenue.