The Naze Tower

The Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze

The Naze Tower
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Historic 86ft landmark built in 1720. Now houses an art gallery showing exhibitions by East Anglian artists, museum about the history of the Tower and The Naze, tea rooms serving all day and at the top a viewing platform with spectacular coastal views. Open in 2020: 1st April - 1st November everyday 10am - 5pm NB! Temporarily closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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awb_11
Great Waldingfield, UK158 contributions
Heads up for staff, and parking
Aug 2021
Had a visit here for first time in a couple of years today, as pleasant as ever. The view from the top is maybe my favourite in east anglia, but be sure to choose a clear day and take binoculars (otherwise you'll be frustrated not to be able to see the things which detailed info points out).
The summer exhibition of arts and crafts is enjoyable, and there are interesting old photos and pictures of the tower inside.
The spiral stairwell, however, is a bit steep and narrow, and its a long way up!!
There's a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, and I have to say 3 of the most charming ladies were running it and the tower, one of them taking time to fuss over our dog (and to play football with some young lads outside).
BTW, it may be expensive to park by the tower, but I must correct a previous reviewer and point out that 5 mins or so back down the approach road, you can park for free for 24 hours.
Written 27 August 2021
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miketrudy
london19 contributions
A great day out
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visited the tower today,and had a throughly enjoyable few hours there.All the staff who served us were very friendly and helpful. Top marks.
Written 13 August 2021
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Ramesh Charan
London, UK134 contributions
Fantastic views from the top of the tower
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was one of the few attractions near our holiday park.

It’s a long climb to the top of the tower, 111 steps to be precise. It takes some effort to get to the top but once you get up there the views were fantastic.

On each floor there were displays of arts and crafts by local artists, these were for sale.

A good way to spend a couple of hours whilst visiting this area.
Written 4 August 2021
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wellsvolvo
Bedford, UK223 contributions
Great fantastic place.
Jul 2021
great place to climb up through an art gallery on each floor which was really worth looking at. when you reach the top you can literally see for miles. I would suggest you make use of the excellent refreshments available below.
Written 22 July 2021
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K L
Leeds, UK111 contributions
Narrow stairs, great views
Jul 2021 • Couples
Reasonable to get in and friendly, helpful staff. 7 small floors with art displays (cafe on first two floors and tables outside). You climb a narrow metal spiral staircase and can stop on any of the floors to allow people to pass and look at the art and crafts for sale. The top of the tower is open to the elements and has fine views over Walton and the creeks. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and even bought a picture! There is lots of pay and display parking (£2.50 for up to 2 hours, £4.00 for up to 4 hours, same as in town). You can walk along the cliffs (not very near the edge) or down to the beach, tide allowing (it gets cut off at high tide). There were 3 cafes - the one in the tower plus a van (Green Farm), one nearest the car park (Naze Links?) and one in the Essex Wildlife Trust building, where there are also toilets around the side. We had an ice cream at Naze Links, very nice and tea/coffee at the Green Farm van, also nice. The items on the menu at the van sounded nice. Highly recommend a visit; our 2 hours in the car park went very quickly so we'll be back when the tide is out and we can go on the beach!
Written 9 July 2021
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Magdalena
3 contributions
Must see when you in the Walton on the naze
Jun 2021 • Family
Great and very affordable place to visit in Walton on the naze. People who work there are very friendly and helpful and the galery in the tower is worth to see too.
Written 19 June 2021
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997Scotty
Cheshunt, UK96 contributions
A walk ‘under the eye’ of The Naze Tower
Jun 2021 • Solo
I have completed many walks around the Essex and North Kent coasts during ‘Lock Down’. The Hamford Water Nature Reserve walk, near to The Naze and the village of Kirby-le-Soken is so far at the top of my list. It is a six mile linear walk starting at Quay Farm ( off the Harwich Road - B1414 ) and finishing at Island Lane ( off the B1034 at the village of Kirby-le-Soken ). The walk follows the ridge on a sea wall and you will enjoy extensive views. The area seems remote and you will find yourself alone. Nature is all around, salt flats are close by, the occasional wrecked hulls of abandoned boats lie in the tidal estuaries, offshore islands dot the landscape and the wild mauve geraniums (in early Summer) will be a constant companion. This is a truly wonderful place. It seems so far away from our busy surroundings.
Be prepared - make sure you have appropriate footwear, a bottle of water, a map and your mobile phone.
Enjoy.
Written 16 June 2021
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Amaisie
United Kingdom99 contributions
Nice place to visit shame about parking fee
May 2021
Visited here for a look around but didn't go up the tower (£3). Nice place to stop have lunch maybe a walk, little shop and cafe, but beware car parking at £1.50 an hour time soon goes, there is no free parking available outside of the area so if you want a leisurely time it will cost. For this reason my review is downgraded.
Written 23 May 2021
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Liz A
Clacton-on-Sea, UK23 contributions
Great tower
Sep 2020 • Family
Visited the naze lots of history great cafe and food friendly staff adhere to cov19. The views from the top are spectacular .will definitely visit again
Written 8 November 2020
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Martin
Wigan, UK17 contributions
Dog walk
Sep 2020 • Couples
Stayed in Clacton and came to walk the dog. Nice weather and a lovely walk with the dog having a paddle in the sea
Written 19 September 2020
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The Naze Tower is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00