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Hotels in Frinton

Frinton-on-Sea is a small seaside town in the Tendring district of Essex. With a reputation as an exclusive resort, Frinton retains an atmosphere of the 1920s and 30s. From cycling, walking or horse riding through the undulating Essex countryside and coastal pathways, to sailing or kitesurfing at the many coastal seaside resorts, there is something for everybody in this relaxed area of Essex. We have a range of delightful Frinton-on-Sea hotels from which to choose.

Coastal area

Tree-lined avenues containing lovely restaurants and boutiques sweep down to the quiet sandy beach, which is totally unspoilt by annoying fairground rides and tacky shops. A lovely place to walk, Frinton Beach is clean and stretches for miles.

Hamford Water and the Walton Backwaters nearby is an RAMSAR classified area of mudflats and marsh grasslands. It provides a breeding ground for little terns, and is a wintering ground for dark-bellied Brent geese, wildfowl and waders, wigeon, pintail, ringed plover, curlew, dunlin, godwit, redshank, shelduck, teal and avocets.

At nearby Walton-on-the-Naze nature reserve, there are currently over 70 resident seals, a number which has grown from only five in 1986. A great way to see the seals is to take a trip on Tony Haggis' boat, Karina, which can be booked in the summer months. The cliffs at Walton-on-the-Naze form one of the finest geological sites in Britain and are classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). At the base of the cliffs is London Clay which is 54-million years old.

Clacton is around eight miles away from Frinton and is a great family day out. Clacton Pier is officially the largest pleasure pier in the UK, covering a staggering six and a half acres. It boasts fairground rides, a sea life centre, 10 Pin bowling, loads of eateries and waterholes, a cinema and of course, the obligatory arcades!

Food and drink

Avenue Bistro serves up great value modern continental cuisine infused with a Mediterranean twist. Taking full advantage of the local and seasonal produce, Avenue Bistro provides a relaxed and sophisticated environment in which to enjoy a family meal.

The Lock and Barrel opened in 2000, and is the first ever pub in Frinton-on-Sea! The pub serves fine traditional food such as homemade steak and ale pie and lasagne, and it also specialises in interesting and tempting vegetarian dishes.

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