Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Brightlingsea getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Brightlingsea with a stay in a private vacation home. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Brightlingsea

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Brightlingsea a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Colchester Zoo (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Colchester Golf Club (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Jimmy's Farm (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Brightlingsea

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Brightlingsea is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Osyth Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Mersea Island (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Clacton-on-Sea Beach (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Beth Chatto Garden (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Abberton Reservoir (7.2 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Colchester Castle Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)

Transportation to and around Brightlingsea

The nearest airport is in London (SEN-Southend), located 21.5 mi (34.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Brightlingsea?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 209 holiday lettings near Brightlingsea. From 60 Houses to 18 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Brightlingsea is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Brightlingsea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Brightlingsea. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St. Osyth Beach: 366 holiday lettings
  • Beacon Hill Fort: 677 holiday lettings
  • Southminster Station: 359 holiday lettings
  • Colchester Station: 507 holiday lettings
  • Rollacity: 258 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Brightlingsea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brightlingsea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 60 Houses in Brightlingsea. Our other popular types of Brightlingsea holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 24 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 24 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Brightlingsea?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 57 holiday homes with pool available in Brightlingsea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.