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Hop on the train to the beach


The railway station at Thorpe le Soken is an easy walk from the campsite and there are local trains to Clacton on Sea, Frinton on Sea, Walton on the Naze, Weeley, Great Bentley, Alresford, Wivenhoe, Colchester and beyond through to London Liverpool Street.

By changing train at Colchester you can access the lines to Ipswich in Suffolk and Norwich in Norfolk.


The local bus network through Thorpe le Soken connects with buses running from Colchester through to Frinton on Sea and Walton on the Naze. The other route is from Harwich through to Clacton on Sea.

Timetable Harwich to Clacton No 3

Time table Colchester to Walton no 105/107


Book a taxi with this useful list of numbers

ACE Taxis: 01255 222000   

AJ’s Taxis: 01255 474444

Clacton Taxi Service: 01255 411414

Little Clacton Taxis: 01255 860143

TJ’s Taxis: 01255 670099

Walton & Frinton Taxis: 01255 675910

Weston’s Taxis: 01255 220050

Weeley Taxis: 01255 830144


The Ferry between Harwich and the Hook of Holland is operated by Stena Line.

The ferry currently runs twice a day with both daytime and overnight sailings and takes only 6 hours and 15 minutes which makes it the shortest crossing between the UK and Holland

The ferry offers various onboard amenities such as restaurants, bars, cabins, and entertainment options to make the journey more comfortable.

The Ferry currently departs:

Harwich at 9am (10am Sundays) and 11.15pm and arrive in Holland at 4.45pm and 7.45am, local time.

The Hook of Holland at 2.30pm and 10.30pm(9.30pm Saturdays & Sundays) and arrive back in the UK 8pm and 6.30am local time.