Lazy Otter Meadows
Cambridge Road, Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 3LU
Cambridgeshire itself may be landlocked, but you don’t have to travel too far to reach some of Britain’s finest coastlines and an array of exceptional beaches. The Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex Sunshine Coasts are within driving distance and are home to a dazzling array of family-friendly beaches as well as world class watersports opportunities.
Clacton-on-Sea in Essex is a popular attraction with families thanks to its vast range of traditional seaside activities, including a Victorian Pier dotted with amusements and a fun fair. The town also has some lovely sandy beaches, safe swimming conditions and plenty of space for sunbathing on a cloudless summer’s day. (Distance from park: 72.6 miles)
Home to over seven miles of some of the cleanest seafront in the UK, the Essex town of Southend-on-Sea boasts three ‘Blue Flag’ beaches. There are a variety of activities to enjoy and sights to see, ranging from watersports to wildlife, as well as Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world. (Distance from park: 78.1 miles)
Walton-on-the-Naze, also in Essex, is a traditional seaside town with gently shelving sandy beaches which stretch for over three miles. The town is also famous for its pier, which is the second-longest in the country, and also its iconic 86-foot tower ‘The Naze’, a former navigational tower which today boasts spectacular views for miles around. (Distance from park: 74.6 miles)
Frinton-on-Sea is located on Essex's Sunshine Coast and is a quiet non-commercial family resort noted for its clean, safe and gently shelving sandy beaches along with traditional beach huts which line the seafront. This is the perfect resort for families to enjoy a quiet, relaxing day out.
(Distance from the park 69.9 miles)
The Norfolk seaside town of Hunstanton has broad sandy beaches and kids will love exploring the numerous rock pools nestled at the base of the cliffs. It is the only coastal town in the region to face west, and is renowned for its sunsets over the sea. Both the main beach and nearby Old Hunstanton beach are popular venues for the exhilarating sport of kite surfing. (Distance from park: 48 miles)
Situated on Norfolk’s north coast, this vast nature reserve features a fabulous sandy beach to complement the big skies, lagoons and migrating birds that pass through the area in spring and autumn. (Distance from park: 53.4 miles)