Introducing Resorting to the Coast

Resorting to the Coast promotes the colourful seaside resorts of the Tendring coast in Essex.

Colourful entertainers posing on beach with HLF poster

Resorting to the Coast Seaside Frolics with The Grand Theatre of Lemmings

We support our local heritage & community groups to promote the wonderful seaside heritage of Tendring’s coast.  The groups include:

Walton Community Forum

Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust

Clacton & District Local History Society

Friends of Jaywick Martello Tower

Harwich Society

Harwich Festival

We aim to celebrate and share the seaside heritage of Tendring, bringing it together under one parasol!

Tendring’s coastal resorts played a key role in the establishment of the nostalgic ‘British Seaside Holiday’ since they became popular in the late Victorian era.

Here you can browse through our collection of historical material, which includes photos, old documents and the memories of local people.

We are a community celebrating our seaside heritage and proud of it!

Seaside  holidays are timeless and today’s families can celebrate their own ‘resorting to the coast’ by making a generation of new memories.  Leave no seashell unturned as  you explore our seaside resorts of today and yesteryear.

Start your new heritage journey here by discovering the awesome resorts of Clacton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Jaywick Sands, Frinton-on-Sea, Harwich and DovercourtPrepare to be astonished!

About us

This website is created by a group of volunteers. We’re always interested in new recruits, so if you’re interested please contact us.

Resorting to the Coast is a Heritage Lottery Funded and Essex County Council project, supported by Tendring District Council.

Contributing to the site

You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the ‘Add a comment’ link at the bottom of each page. You can also submit your own photos, stories or information to the site by using our contribution form.

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