The point where the river Colne splits creates a very safe sailing area for both novice and experienced sailors as the tide is usually weak. Varied winds at Brightlingsea provide the ability to sail across the river from bank to bank in either direction at most times. The only problem with this location is that low tide can reveal a muddy surface, which can get into equipment.
Getting there: A133 E from Colchester, turn right onto B1027 and follow signs for Brightlingsea
Parking: Ample free parking
Ideal Wind: All directions except between N and E
Accomodation: B&B’s and campsites in the area
Amenities: Toilets and café/shop
Water Quality: MCSR
Suitable for: Everyone