GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Essex Coastal Walks

The Essex coast has a number of lovely coastal towns, country parks and nature reserves with an abundance of wildlife to see.

Please use the links below to view full route information including descriptions, elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.

You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Essex Coastal Walk Map

Route NameDistanceDescription
Benfleet to Leigh on Sea7 miles (11.5 km)A nice coastal walk from Benfleet to Leigh on Sea in Essex View Full Details>>
Brightlingsea7 miles (11 km)This attractive coastal town is located in the Tendring district of Essex View Full Details>>
Burnham on Crouch3 miles (5 km)The Essex town of Burnham on Crouch is situated in a lovely location on the Crouch Estuary opposite the RSPB's Wallasea Island. View Full Details>>
Canvey Island7 miles (11 km)Enjoy a waterside walk along the Thames Estuary on this route on Canvey Islandin Essex View Full Details>>
Cudmore Grove Country Park4 miles (6 km)Located at theeastern end of Mersea Island this super country park is perfect for an easy coastal walk View Full Details>>
Frinton to Walton Walk2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a walk along the Essex Coast on this easy promenade walk between Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze View Full Details>>
Hadleigh Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)This lovely park is located on the Thames Estuary near Southend on Sea View Full Details>>
Hamford Water2 miles (2.5 km)Follow the Naze wildlife trail on this walk in the Hamford Water National Nature Reserve View Full Details>>
Mersea Island13 miles (21 km)Explore the coastline of the most easterly inhabited island in the United Kingdom island on this circular walk near Colchester View Full Details>>
Saffron Trail72 miles (116 km)A walk through the Essex countryside from the coast at Southend-on-Sea to Saffron Walden View Full Details>>
Southend Millennium Walk24 miles (39 km)Enjoy the coastline and surrounding countryside of this famous seaside resort on this interesting circular walk.
You will pass beaches, the famous Golden Mile with its numerous tourist attractions and the longest pier in the world on the coastal stretch which starts at Southend Tourist Information Centre View Full Details>>
Southend to Leigh on Sea4 miles (5.8 km)Enjoy a nice coastal stroll on this easy walk along the Essex coast View Full Details>>
Thames Estuary Trail115 miles (185 km)Explore the Thames Estuary on this walk through Essex and Kent. View Full Details>>
Two Tree Island2 miles (3 km)This expansive nature reserve in Leigh-on-Sea covers 257 hectares (640 acres) View Full Details>>
Wallasea Island9 miles (14.5 km)This walk visits the lovely Wallasea Island on the Essex coast. View Full Details>>
Walton on the Naze Crag Walk4 miles (6.5 km)This walk visits the new Crag Walk coastal defence system in Walton on the Naze before heading along the seafront in the Essex town. View Full Details>>