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Frinton-on-Sea

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Frinton-on-Sea is known for its non-commercial sandy beach, traditional seaside charm, and peaceful atmosphere.

The town became popular as a seaside resort during the late 19th century when the railway line was extended to the area. It quickly gained a reputation as an exclusive and upmarket destination, attracting wealthy visitors from London and other parts of the country. Frinton-on-Sea has maintained its reputation as a quiet and family-friendly resort over the years.

One of the notable features of Frinton-on-Sea is the absence of a traditional amusement park and pier, as the town’s residents and local council have actively opposed these developments to preserve its peaceful character. Instead, the focus is on the beautiful beach, which stretches for several miles and offers a tranquil setting for relaxation, walks, and picnics.

The seafront is famous for its colourful beach huts, which command and very high purchase price, but are available to rent through Beach Huts Frinton.

Frinton Railway Station
Frinton-on-Sea Highstreet

The town itself has an attractive village-like feel, with charming residential areas characterised by distinctive pastel-coloured beach huts and elegant Victorian and Edwardian houses.

The main street is Connaught Avenue which is a beautiful tree lined avenue which hosts a range of amenities, including charity shops, independent shops, including bakers, fishmongers, butchers and small supermarkets including the co-op and a Sainsburys Local.

The cafes and restaurants are too many to list, but some of the most popular establishments are Avenue Bistro, Arnies Cocktail Bar, the Bird and Bean, Fred’s Café, G & T’s, the Keto Bite UK, and the new restaurant, The Hungry Bedouin.

Frinton-on-Sea Golf Course
Frinton-on-Sea Church

There is a summer theatre which was founded in 1934 and is the oldest surviving weekly summer repertory theatre company in England. 

For active sports fans, the town also has a cricket club with a picturesque ground that hosts matches during the summer months and a very active  tennis club and a popular golf club by the beach.

Frinton is accessible by car, bus, train and taxi from Thorpe-le-Soken, so go on explore its gems for yourself!

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