Local Facilities and Services

Banks & Building Societies

There are branches of Lloyds TSB, Natwest, Barclays and Nationwide in Brightlingsea Town Centre.

Cash Machines

There are several ATM machines located in the Town Centre in Brightlingsea. ATM’s are located at all banks and also at Tesco Extra in the Town Centre and Fiveways Supermarket. The closest ATM to the Marina is located at A&J Newsagents on the Waterside Marina development.

Car Hire

Car hire is available from Trace Auto Services in Brightlingsea. Cars can be booked from half a day, vans per day. Tel: 01206 302525.

Car Parking

There are several pay & display car parks near to the Marina. The closest is located at the bottom of Tower Street. Further parking can be found adjacent to Brightlingsea Sailing Club and also near to Bateman’s Tower. There are also two car parks in the Town Centre at Victoria Place and the YMCA.


All Saints C of E01206 302407
St James C of E01206 302407
St Sabina RC01206 302485
New Church01206 306729
Brightlingsea Baptist01206 302086
Brightlingsea Methodist01206 302170
Brightlingsea Spiritualist01206 302727
Salvation Army01206 302847

Public Houses

The Cherry Tree InnChurch Road01206 302713
The RosebudHurst Green01206 304571
The Yachtsman’s ArmsWaterside01206 302342
Ye Olde SwanHigh Street01206 302024
The Freemason’s ArmsSydney Street01206 306444
The King’s HeadVictoria Place01206 304323
The Brewer’s ArmsVictoria Place01206 305608
The Royal British LegionSydney Street01206 303274

Restaurants, Cafes & Takeaway

Kovalam (Indian)01206 305555
Raj Pavilion (Indian)01206 306767
Johnny Mac’s Plaice (Fish and Chips)01206 306542
Seaview (Chinese)01206 305747
Star Fast Food01206 307824
Bateman’s Tower Café01206 306196
The Cherry Tree Inn01206 302713
The Coach House Coffee Shop01206 304200
The Rosebud01206 304571
The Yachtsman’s Arms01206 302342
Winkies (Fish and Chips)01206 304208

Supermarkets/Food Shops

The closest food/convenience store to the Marina is A&J Newsagents which is located at the Waterside Marina development. Selling groceries, sandwiches, confectionery, drinks, newspapers, greeting cards as well as incorporating an off-licence, the shop is open from 6.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Saturday & 7.30am – 4.30pm on Sunday.

There are also several supermarket and convenience stores in the town including Co-op, Spar and Tesco Express. Slightly further out of the town centre is another larger Co-op supermarket adjacent to a petrol filling station. There is also a butcher, baker, a chemist and newsagents in the Town Centre which is a short walk from the Marina. Usual opening times in the town are 9am – 5.30pm with some shops closing at 1pm on Thursday afternoons.