Places to Visit
Thinking of visiting Leigh-on-Sea? There is so much to see and do!
- Belfairs Woods - With the Woodland Centre, Belfair's Golf Course, Riding School as well as the unique woodlands, playgrounds, tennis courts and catering pavilion, there is something for everyone.
- Bell Wharf Beach - Our very own sandy beach with a paddling pool available even when the tide is out. Bathing Water Profile for Leigh Bell Wharf
- Belton Hills Gardens and Nature Reserve - These manicured gardens with cliff walk offer a relaxed stroll whilst enjoying the Estuary views.
- Leigh Broadway and Leigh Road - A host of independent retail shops selling a variety of unique gifts, clothing, jewellery, art, furniture and vintage items. Additionally a vibrant cafe, bar and restaurant scene adds to the individuality of these areas making it a place to spend a day.
- Leigh Community Centre - Run by Leigh Town Council since 2012, the Centre has become the heart of the community providing cultural, social and community needs.
- Leigh Heritage Centre & Trail - Located in the Old Town the Leigh Heritage Centre run by the Leigh Society is well worth a visit for interesting displays that guide you through the area's history, buildings and natural heritage. The Leigh Heritage Trail guides you through historical points in the town, you too can walk in the footsteps of the Elizabethan mariners, artists and open-air preachers. For details of the trail click here.
- Leigh Library and Library Gardens - A much loved building in the Town, built originally as the Rectory in 1838 with the walled Library Gardens enhancing the building with its small play area for youngsters, beautiful and characteristic trees and Garden for the Blind.
- Leigh Old Town - A traditional fishing village dated from medieval times, visit the famous cockle sheds for deliciously fresh seafood, look out for the Endeavour, one of the little Dunkirk ships, take in the beautiful estuary views and explore the cobbled streets. In the evening there is an excellent array of pubs and restaurants with a fantastic live music scene.
- St. Clements Church - The oldest part of the church is the circa 14th century North Aisle which resembles the inverted hull of a ship and is thought to have been constructed by the old boat builders of medieval Leigh. Look out for the churches frequent community events.
- Two Tree Island - Leigh's very own nature reserve with wonderful walks, wildlife and views across the Estuary and to the Town.