There are two main sailing points at Southend-on-Sea, the Ray and East beach, both offering a very different sailing experience. The Ray becomes a speed course at high tide and is suitable for all sailors as the water is very flat. At low tide, the Ray dries up so it can only be sailed two or three hours either side of high tide. The East beach provides choppy water and can be used by all levels of sailor.
Getting there: Take the A13 from Basildon and follow the signposts
Parking: Plenty of parking at East beach, not so much at Ray
Ideal Wind: E - W at Ray. NE - SW at East beach
Accomodation: Plenty round Southend
Amenities: Toilets, café (Seasonal)
Water Quality: P
Suitable for: Experienced