Three Shells Beach and LagoonWestern Esplanade, Southend on Sea, SS1 1EE
Three Shells is a popular choice, particularly for families. Its central location places it at the heart of activity with Adventure Island, The Pier, High Street, numerous cafes, shops, and amusements nearby. It has a fantastic play area for the kids, with a shower and toilets, as well as easy access to the Three Shells cafe.
The beach proudly flies the prestigious Blue Flag award, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The blue flag is an international award for well-managed beaches with excellent water quality.
The Lagoon area is perfect for families, it boasts a sandy beach area with water to splash about in, no matter the tide timing. There are even deckchairs available to hire to really get settled in for the day.
Please note that a BBQ ban is in place – There is a current Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place banning the use of BBQs on all Southend Beaches.
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Dog Control Orders:
No dogs are allowed on Southend’s beaches between 1st May and 30th September. Every person in charge of a dog (except guide dogs) who permits the dog to enter or remain on the beach during this period can be fined.