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Leigh-on-Sea is a small welcoming seaside resort lying on the Essex coast. It is less crowded than neighbouring Southend-on-Sea which is mostly dedicated to a lively time and amusements.
At Leigh, visitors will find a small sandy beach and a narrow High Street containing lovely old fishermen's cottages. The resort is situated close to Leigh Marsh Nature Reserve and Two Tree Island, a lonely expanse of windswept grass and saltings. Here there is an abundance of habitats, with both sites offering ideal conditions for migrating birds. Thus, this is an excellent place for watching wildfowl during the winter.
This part of the coast is dominated by near-by Hadleigh Castle built by Edward III in the 1360's to guard against invasion by the French.
Leigh offers scope for fishing, sailing, windsurfing or just enjoying time on the beach. It also has plenty of excellent accommodation, good pubs, restaurants and cafe's, there are even stalls selling jellied eel's and cockles collected from Maplin Sands and brought in daily by cockle boat!
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