Gosfield Lake website; on Facebook . There’s a form to fill in, from website. Despite what it says, you can’t always stand up, and if you do the bottom is muddy, so you might like to wear shoes/swim socks.
Has train station. Or park at the community centre (free), 2 minute walk to river through park along path, in at canoe jetty by footbridge. But it is easier to get in and out at the canoe jetty on the other side of the river a little further from the bridge.
Community Centre, Nayland Rd, Bures CO8 5BX (not village hall)
Leigh on Sea, children’s beach, known as Bell Wharf. Can travel by train (in swim walks book). UPDATE: this location can be prone to pollution especially after heavy rain.
Chalkwell Beach, Southend on Sea. Can get train to Chalkwell.
Meet at Lifeguards Club house at Chalkwell Shelter
Chalkwell Lifeguards Club have extended a welcome to anyone swimming at Chalkwell when they are there (Sundays) – open house at their club house, changing rooms, cold shower, free tea and coffee. Ideally let them know. And they will lifeguard you as well! Best to swim between one hour before and after high tide.
Meet at the Crowstone/ Crow Stone / by their club house.
St Peter’s Flat, Bradwell on Sea
You need high tide to swim here. Or you can just admire the shell beach, mud flats and much more.
(Maldon prom lake )