Chalkwell ‘The Ray’

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Chalkwell ‘The Ray’ kite Surfing Photos

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About Chalkwell ‘The Ray’

Chalkwell (The Ray) is located to the West of Southend-on-Sea and its beach is South - SouthWest facing

  • Designated beach (council approved)

To Find: M25 - A13 / A127 to Southend, head for Westcliff or Chalkwell sea front (From Pier - head towards London).

A popular site with windsurfers, mainly when it is blowing a gale. The Ray is a stretch of water that is left when the tide goes out. A 10-minute walk from the beach. Check a tide timetable and try and get there 3-4 hours after high water, this will give you approximately 4 hours in the Ray. At high water there is no place to launch and if you get into trouble there is no soft landing !

  • Freestyle
  • Race
  • Speed

Launching & Landing

  • When the tide drops go out to the exposed channel called 'The Ray' and launch on the sand bank
  • Never sail at high tide
  • Keep the area clear for other users - especially during school holidays

Local Dangers

Fishing vessels

Beware of fishing vessels and other craft that use ‘The Ray’

Oyster Shells

Can rip through wetsuits and kites!

Fast flowing channels

The currents are very strong at low tide.

Local Parking

Chalkwell Esplanade
Pay and display available on road. Free in winter months

Life Guard & Coast Guard

Life Guard

There is a manned lifeguard station through the summer.

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