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Frinton-on-Sea

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Frinton-on-Sea is a small seaside town in the Tendring District of Essex. It had an estimated population of 4,800 in 2016. It is part of the Parish of Frinton and Walton. The parish consists of the towns of Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze, and the villages of Kirby-le-Soken, Kirby Cross and Great Holland. Connaught Avenue (the main shopping street) used to be known as the 'Bond Street' of East Anglia.

Understand[edit]

The town has a claim on the world's first wireless telegraph school, which was established in 1901 with the opening of a residential school for training engineers for Marconi's International Marine Communication Co.

In 1934 an estate of Art Deco houses was planned designed by Oliver Hill but was never completed and 1936 building work stopped. There several of the original Art Deco properties remaining.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

Follow the A12 from London. Turn off just beyond Colchester on the A120, then the A133, then follow the signs to Weeley, then the B1033 to Frinton. Turn right when you arrive at the railway, level crossing roundabout.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Railway Station, Station Approach, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9JT. Served by one train per hour between Colchester and Walton-on-the-Naze, with a few peak-time services to and from London. However, to reach the station from London outside peak hours, you will need to change trains at either Thorpe-le-Soken or Colchester. From the station, it is a 15-minute walk (0.75 miles) to the esplanade and the beach via Connaught Avenue. Frinton-on-Sea railway station (Q5504626) on Wikidata Frinton-on-Sea railway station on Wikipedia

By bicycle[edit]

National Cycle Route 150 runs along the coast from Walton to the NE to past Clacton to the SW.

Get around[edit]

Map of Frinton-on-Sea

Best by foot, but local buses run every 30 minutes between Walton and Clacton, and every two hours between Walton and Colchester. All buses stop close to the station, just outside the crossing gates.

See[edit]

Walton-on-the-Naze
Naze Tower

Do[edit]

  • The beach. Swimming or sun bathing in the summer.
  • 1 Walton Pier (Tenpin Bowling, Funfair Rides, Amusements), Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8ES (2 miles NE of town), +44 1255 672288, . Bowling: daily from 10AM; Amusements from 10AM (peak season), from 11AM (off-peak).
  • Clacton to Walton Coast Walk (OS Grid ref TM 184 150). 7 miles, 2½ hr. Walk along sea wall. Several beach kiosks along the route.

Events[edit]

Buy[edit]

The main street, Connaught Avenue, is home to many charity shops, second-hand bookshops, antiques centres, etc. There are Co-op and Greggs stores in the town centre, and Aldi and Marks & Spencer food stores on the Frinton side of Walton on the Naze. The Triangle shopping centre on the outskirts of Frinton houses two more sizeable supermarkets - a Fiveways and an Iceland.

  • 1 Co-op (Supermarket), 102-104 Connaught Ave, Frinton On Sea, CO139PT, +44 1255 675329. Daily 7AM-10PM. ATMs, Post Office, parking nearby.
  • 2 Tesco Express, 22 High St, Walton On The Naze, CO14 8BH, +44 345 026 9907. Daily 6AM-11PM. Convenience store.

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Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

  • 1 Post Office, 108 Connaught Ave, Frinton-On-Sea, CO13 9PT.

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