About Leigh on Sea

There are two parts two Leigh on Sea – historic Old Leigh, is by the sea, and, higher up looking down at the sea, is the town of Leigh itself, with it’s shops and entertainment.

Getting there and getting about

There’s a train service to Leigh, and it’s easily accessible via road. For Old Leigh, our tip is to drive down and park in the railway station car park. Then cross the road and head into Old Leigh by the lane that runs through the cockle sheds. You can’t go wrong!

Once in Old Leigh take your time (you can walk through it quickly!) and look at the buildings, try one (or more) of the three good pubs, get some sea food, or fish and chips, check the couple of shops and the small museum, and generally relax. Keep on walking through the town until you get to the Yacht Club, then head back!

If it’s retail therapy you’re after, check out Leigh on Sea.com for an idea as to what is available.

The annual free Leigh Folk Festival sets the town buzzing!