- Frinton Beach
- Tide Information
- Local News
- ATM / Cash Points
- Dog owners information
Tourist Information Point.
Tourist Information Centre
(Easter and Spring Bank Holiday to Mid September)
Tel: 01255 675542
Tel: 01255 686633
Email for clacton tourist information
For local activities and events visit our events section, for where to go and places to visit view our links section.
Local shops and businesses can be found in our business directory.
A range of local information can be found at one of many Visitor Information Points throughout the District.
These are located at the following venues:-
Frinton Gift Boutique, 44 Connaught Avenue, Frinton
Dillons Newsagents, High Street, Thorpe le Soken
Headmasters Hair Salon, High Street, Walton
A long clean greensward,
Shopping in Connaught Avenue (in the past dubbed the "Bond Street" of East Anglia.),
Immaculately clean sandy beaches, historic tree lined avenues,
Coastal walks and the Frinton summer theatre.
Often known for its numerous Churches and lack of pubs (there is only 1, which was given the go ahead in 2000) this is a quiet seaside town.
Also famous for "The Frinton Gates", a recent battle to keep the landmark at Frinton's entrance has now been lost.
The battle to save the old Frinton railway crossing gates and prevent their replacement with new electronic crossing gates was lost in April 2009 when the old gates were removed and work was completed on the new crossing.
The railway gates have often been referred to as a status divide, living "inside the gates" supposedly having more status than living "outside the gates".
The sea front is still lined by many Victorian style beach huts,
reminiscent of the days when the town was a favourite retreat for the aristocracy and even royalty.
Frinton Golf Club is one of the oldest in Essex having been founded way back in 1892, and was originally laid out as a nine-hole course before being extended by Willie Park Junior almost a decade later in 1904.
Frinton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club is one of the country's most prestigious tennis clubs.
Founded in 1899, the club initially catered for tennis, croquet and bowls.
Three of the biggest events at the club are the ITF Futures, ITF Veterans and LTA Junior Open tournaments.
The ITF Veteran's and Junior Open Tournaments are grade 3 events, which is the same level as Wimbledon's equivalent.
more local clubs
Visit our history section to give you an idea of what Frinton was like in the past.
Frinton beach is sandy with pebbles near the top of the beach, you may see some clay areas furthest from the sea wall at low tide. There is more than a mile of sandy beach, lined by a promenade with beach huts.
Frinton By Road
London to Frinton.
Follow the A12 for 60 miles north east from London.
Turn off just beyond Colchester (A12/Junc29) onto the A120 (for Colchester/Harwich),
after about 5miles turn off onto A133 (Clacton/Weeley),
then follow the signs to Weeley,
then take the B1033 to Frinton.
How long does it take?
The journey from M25 to Frinton takes about just over an hour.
Frinton by Rail
London Liverpool Street to Frinton-on-Sea with one change at Thorpe-le-Soken takes about 1hr 45 mins.
Details of possible rail service disruptions - from nation rail website
Local post code: CO13 - Local telephone area code: 01255
Latitude & Longitude for Frinton-on-Sea
OS Grid reference - 622575.703097627 -5527063.8156921
Local political makeup for Frinton & Walton Parish- Tendring Elections 2007
Local Police Station
Walton on the Naze Police Station
Walton on the Naze
Phone 0300 333 4444
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri - 8.45am to 12.30pm
Saturday - 9am to 12.30pm
Wed and Sun - Closed
96 Connaught Avenue
Triangle Estate Post Office
Triangle Shopping Centre