Discover the Naze seascapes and landscapes

Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Enjoy a day exploring the cliffs, searching for fossils on the beach or admiring the artworks on display in the Naze Tower.

The Naze is a unique coastal landscape stretching 3 miles northwards from Walton on the Naze and gateway to the Hamford Water Nature Reserve. 

The Naze Tower was built in 1720 by Trinity House as an 86ft high landmark for mariners.  Today it houses an art gallery, viewing platform and café.  Changing exhibitions throughout the year showcase the work of local artists in a variety of mediums. The viewing platform affords splendid views of the Walton Backwaters and out to sea.

The circular Walton Wildlife Trail takes you on a three and half mile route around the Naze peninsula.  A shorter circular trail is possible by walking back along the Naze beach where fossilised sharks teeth, shells and fossil wood are regularly found.  

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Panoramic view over Walton-on-the-Naze.© Nigel Pepper
View over the Naze with the Naze Tower in the background.© Visit Essex
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The cliffs at the Naze© Visit Essex
Interior shot of the Naze Tower and the gallery.© Visit Essex

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