Beach Cottages
 

Essex is located to the East of London and hides numerous coastal gems, including scenic cliff top walks, cozy coves, sweeping beaches and historic harbours. The most famous beaches here are the Victorian staples of Southend and Clacton on Sea, but there are many more beaches in Essex to choose from. Some of the favourites include the beach at Frinton on Sea, a family friendly sandy beach backed by gentle cliffs and the beach at Shoebury East, another sandy shore offering a grassy knoll perfect for picnics. Clacton Beach has a great pier and offers tasteful seaside entertainment, as do the beaches of Brightlingsea and Walton on the Naze, two stretches of sand lined with a promenade and pier, which offer plenty of amenities and entertainment. Last but not least, there is the family beach of Shoeburyness offering bucket and spade fun with all the props on its promenade for an easy day by the sea. The Essex cottages to rent listed below are perfect for luxury coastal holidays or budget seaside escapes, it all depends on how much cash you're willing to part with for a self-catering holiday. Properties are located on or near the beachfront and can be booked online with the property manager or you can make an enquiry to the owner direct.