Bufo Villae Guest House
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex United Kingdom.
Contact your hosts: Janet & Jane by telephone on (UK) 01255 672644 or e-mail at bufovillae@btinternet.com


Welcome to Walton-on-the-Naze

Why come to Walton-on-the-Naze?

Walton-on-the-Naze has been a traditional seaside town for hundreds of years.  With its' clean, sandy beaches, acres of unspoilt rural open space and coastline, which has been deemed a site of special scientific interest, it is the perfect place for your holiday.  

Just look what we can offer you here in Walton-on-the-Naze...
  • Cliffs
    Exciting cliffs with acres of lush grass at their summit - a wonderful place to relax and watch children play.

  • "The Naze"
    The un-spoilt headland of Walton consisting of about 50 acres of grassed coastal heath land and 50 acres of scrub woodland with about 200 acres of salt marsh to the north of the sea wall. See the Naze tower built in 1721 by Trinity House to guide shipping to the busy port of Harwich.

  • Swim
    In the sea or in our Swimming Pool on the Bathhouse Meadow, including an Aqua Slide for the kids to enjoy.

  • Indoor Bowls Club
    In the Columbine Centre, Bathhouse Meadow.

  • Columbine Leisure Centre
    Holds regular events such as; monthly cinema, weekly indoor boot sale and theatrical shows.

  • Pier and Amusements
    We are proud to have the second longest pier in Great Britain with one of the world's oldest operating amusement parks. With tenpin bowling, rides, bingo, refreshments and firework bonanzas throughout the summer.

  • Wildlife Walks
    Walk along our backwaters for an alternative view of Walton, which is extremely rich in bird life and geology. Pick up a copy of the Walton Wildlife Guide leaflet from the lobby.

  • Boat Trips to See the Seals
    Wildlife boat trips, an excellent way to see seals, sea birds and fantastic views of our beautiful backwaters.

  • Marina
    Titchmarsh Marina - boat sales, chandlery and Harbour lights licensed bar and restaurant for a relaxing meal looking across the harbour.

  • Sea Fishing
    Enjoy sea fishing by boat or sea angling off the pier. Catch Skate, Bass and Cod in season.

  • Market
    Walton's bustling weekly traditional market offers a wide variety of wares, from household goods to plants, fashion to fruit and veg, and not forgetting the locally caught fish!

  • The Town Hard
    Traditional boat manufacture and panoramic views of the backwaters and old boating lake can be seen from The Town Hard in Mill Lane.

  • James Stevens Lifeboat Restoration
    The refurbishment of the oldest surviving motor lifeboat, visit this on-going project.

  • Walton Maritime Museum.
    Housing a collection of Walton memorabilia in the old lifeboat house.


Walton town shops provide for everyday needs and holiday essentials during the summer months, there is an open air market in the Millennium Square every Thursday, and every Monday throughout the summer months.  If you need more variety, nearby Clacton Factory Shopping Village is a short distance away.  Nearby Colchester and Ipswich have all major shops, including department stores.

Walton is also ideally located for excursions to nearby areas of interest:
  • Constable Country, Dedham and Flatford Mill are  only about 50 minutes away by car. 
  • Historic Colchester, Englands' oldest recorded town is a mere 25 minutes from Walton.  A little further out is one of the best zoos in England, Colchester Zoo.
  • The Historic Dockside at Harwich has the Ha'Penny Pier and lots of antiques shops to browse around, together with some of the best fish and chips in the area.
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Where to Eat

Walton itself has a wide range of eating places...

  • Numerous cafes and restaurants serving traditional, English fare.
  • Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurants.
  • Pie and Mash, Fish and Chips and Barbecue restaurants/take-aways.
  • The Queens Head, Victory, Bathouse and Walton Tavern pubs all have restaurants.

Further afield there is a wide choice of eateries in Frinton on Sea, Thorpe Le Soken and Clacton.


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