Bradwell-on-Sea is a small village on the Dengie peninsular. The centre of the village is one of the best kept conservation areas in Essex, which is relatively unchanged from its 19th Century appearance.
There are many things to attract visitors whether they plan to come for just a day, a long weekend or longer. With accommodation ranging from bed and breakfast, holiday lets, self-contained units and more, there is something to suit every budget. There a plenty of places to stay in Bradwell-on-Sea.
There are several interesting walks and places to visit in the village including St Peter-on-the-Wall (the oldest church in England) which was built on the site of an ancient roman fort. The outline of the fort can still be seen and a careful observation of the chapel will show roman tiles now built into the fabric of the building.
Nearby is the Othona community which regularly welcomes visitors – many who stay for a while. The site is also popular with bird-watchers who come from far and wide to look at both the natural and migratory birds that inhabit the spectacular marshes and wetlands. It is also one of the few places so close to London where you stand a chance of seeing a short-toed treecreeper !!
Lovers of more recent history will enjoy a visit to Bradwell Bay Airfield. This former World War II airfield is no longer operational and has been returned to farming. Nevertheless the Control Tower still exists (now a private residence) and the runways can still be seen. The War Memorial is of an unusual design and is regularly visited by the relatives of airmen who served at the base. Many come from overseas and stay in local accommodation.
There are many nice pubs and clubs in and around the village open to the public. We estimate 5 in total, which isn’t bad as Bradwell on Sea has fewer than 1,000 residents !! The two main pubs are The Kings Head in the heart of the village (currently closed due to fire) and The Green Man at Bradwell Waterside, which is popular with sailors using the Blackwater.
With a Marina, Outdoor Centre, beautiful 14th century church, Caidge Row (which still has the old village jail with stocks), the spectacular Bradwell Lodge, which has been home to many colourful characters, and an annual Pilgrimage – there is something to interest everyone. We even have a nuclear power station, with its cheeky contractors and of course the obligatory windfarm.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Bradwell on Sea please get in touch on 01621 776139, and we may put you in touch with someone offering the accommodation you are looking for.