Brightlingsea Skiff Fest


If you are planning on visiting Brightlingsea Sailing Club for an event there is plenty of good quality local accommodation locally.

The sailing club is next to a camping site (see below) and there are a variety of B&B’s and hotels to suit most budgets and tastes.

Brightlingsea can get very busy with visitors in the summer with holidaying visitors so if you are coming for an event, book early if you can.

If you are baffled or stumped and give one of the Club Officers a call, we can often point you in the right direction.

Pond House B&B, Earls Hall Farm, St Osyth, CO16 8BP (8 miles) (Brenda Lord)
Telephone: 01255 820458

2 Double/Twin ensuite (£53), price includes breakfast. Self catering cottage also available. Earls Hall Farm has a registered Caravan Club park for touring caravans.

The Park Hotel B&B, 140 High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9AF (7 miles) (Lisa Stanley)
Telephone: 01206 822424

1 Double ensuite (£50), 1 Twin ensuite (£50); prices include breakfast

Park Hall Country House, St Osyth CO16 8HG (8 miles) (Trisha Ford)
Telephone: 01255 820922

4 Double ensuite - see website for full tariff - cottages also available.

Mill House Tea Room & Gardens B&B, 93 Mill Street, St Osyth (8 miles) (Richard Bower)
Telephone: 01255 820450

1 Double ensuite (£44), 1 Twin with adjoining bathroom (£40), prices include breakfast.

The Red Lion Pub, 8 Clacton Road, St Osyth CO16 8PA (8 miles) (Jason Amos)
Telephone: 01255 820256

3 Double ensuite (£40), 1 Twin (£40), 1 Single (£20), prices include breakfast. Restaurant on site.

Ye Olde Swan Pub, 15 High Street, Brightlingsea CO7 0AE (Stuart Richardson)
Telephone: 01206 302024
Fax: 01206 306071

1 Double ensuite (£48), 1 Twin ensuite (£48), 1 Single ensuite (£32.50), 1 Double (£40), 1 Single (£27.50); prices include full English breakfast

Courtyard Rooms, 1 High Street, Brightlingsea CO7 0AE (Mrs Nicola Breeden)
Telephone: 01206 306611

3 Doubles, 1 Twin, 1 Family - sleeps up to 5 people, 1 Single all rooms ensuite; prices on website.

The Cottage, 3 John Street, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0NA (Mrs A Schlotter)
Telephone: 01206 307455 or 07811031657

Semi detached victorian cottage, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 pet allowed with prices from £45

Brewers Arms, 1 Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, CO7 0BX
Telephone: 01206 305 608

Traditional pub, restaurant, and cosy B&B in Brightlingsea.

Valley Farm Caravan Park, Valley Road, Clacton (12 miles)
Telephone: 01255 422484

Fletchers Caravan Park, Point Clear (10 miles)
Telephone: 01255 821652

Colchester Camping Caravan Park (11 miles)
Telephone: 01206 545551

Lakeside Caravan Park, Promenade Way, Brightlingsea
Telephone: 01206 303421 (site) or or 01206 307576 (home)

Basic site adjacent to the dinghy park with caravans for hire. Very busy in summer, so book early!


This unique and spacious penthouse apartment offers a real escape from the stresses of modern day life. Originally the prestigious Royal Hotel; guests included Joan Collins and Sir Thomas Lipton, the Belvedere provides luxurious, yet homely accommodation for up to 8 people. The stunning 'Belvedere Viewing Tower' offers magnificent panoramic views across the historical Cinque Port town, Mersea Island, Point Clear and St Osyth and beyond over the East Coast.


Self catering cottage sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms. Walking distance to sailing club

Park Hall Country House & Cottages St Osyth, Essex, CO16 8HG
Telephone: +44 (0) 1255 820922

Up market traditional country cottages sleeping 2-6 on a country estate approx 15 minutes drive from the club.

Telephone: 07703 470420

A one bed (double) luxury self-catering unit, with extensive views over the estuary.  Sleeps 2,  plus airbed in lounge if required. Newly available for Pyefleet Week 2014 and beyond. Contact Jane Howden.

Telephone: 07703 470420

Beautifully furnished and equipped apartment overlooking Brightlingsea Harbour; available for holidays and short lets. Sleeps four, plus baby.  One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom; one twin bedroom with baby cot if required.  Second shower/WC. Open plan kitchen/dining/lounge with extensive views over the moorings, marina and estuary beyond.  The kitchen is fully equipped with integrated dishwasher, washer/dryer, double oven and microwave, fridge/freezer. Bedrooms and living area have windows opening onto dual aspect terrace, complete with outside dining facility, BBQ and sunloungers. There are two allocated parking spaces in the secure garage. To book:  Call Jane Howden


2 Bed self catering cottage just a short walk from the sailing club and town centre -

Weeley Bridge Caravan Park, Weeley (8 miles)
Telephone: 01255 830403

Shangri-La Caravan Park, St Osyth (8 miles)
Telephone: 01255 820432

Seawick Holiday Village, Point Clear (10 miles)
Telephone: 01255 820416

Birds Holiday Cottages, Alresford (6 miles)
Telephone: 01206 823838

Park Hall Country Cottages, St Osyth (8 miles) (Trisha Ford)
Telephone: 01255 820922

Three self-catering cottages (5* ETC) - up to three bedrooms, weekly rates in high season from £480 to £670. Also B&B in Hall.

Highfield Holiday Park, Great Clacton (10 miles)
Telephone: 0870 4429287

Essex University (8 miles) - Contact: Melanie Sawers, Sales Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01206 872358

Shared facility rooms from £20.60 (£27 B&B). En suite rooms from £34 (£40.60 B&B). Four bedroom apartments £295 per week, six bedroom apartments £420 per week.

The Orchards Holiday Village, Point Clear, St Osyth, CO 16 8LJ
Telephone: 01255 820651

Large holiday park with swimming pool and restaurants situated on the opposite side of Brightlingsea Creek from the Sailing Club. A wide selection of caravans/chalets, some sleeping up to 8 people. See the website for full details.

Full cooker. 4 ring gas hob. Fridge. TV. DVD Player. Loo. Welcome Pack. Short walk to Sailing Club. Phone 07901 502245 for info

Other Useful Numbers

For general accommodation lists, try:
Tendring Tourism (01255 423400), Colchester Tourism (01206 282920), Colchester Online, Local Life or Colchester Guide.

This list gives contact information for accommodation in or close to Brightlingsea and inclusion of accommodation in this list does not imply recommendation. If you have a good or bad experience in any of the accommodation listed below (aside from those caused by over-indulgence after sailing!) then let the us know. Details of any accommodation not listed and any errors will also be welcomed. Rates may have changed since posting on the site and distances given are approximate.