With its mile-long beach, prestigious golf course and theatre seasons that have launched the careers of many a renowned actor, it's little surprise that Frinton-On-Sea has such a fashionable reputation.
With nearby Connaught Avenue once affectionately compared to London's Bond Street, Frinton residents were known to live a luxurious lifestyle, flocking to the seaside town for its summer theatre season and sporting lifestyle; sailing, windsurfing, golf and cycling across to the Naze. Edward VII was said to regularly frequent the town and its golf course. Winston Churchill was reported to have enjoyed stays in both the The Royal Hotel and a local grand property.
Today, Frinton's residents join a venerated history of people who took the town to heart. Frinton's palm tree-lined streets, promenade, beach huts and vast sands all add to its charm and good-life feel. More recently, the town has become popular with younger families seeking active lifestyles; frequenting its immaculate beaches, joining the yacht club and the lawn tennis club and partaking in fossil hunting on the Naze where finding sharks teeth is not unusual.
Keen to uphold a certain standard, famously, Frinton's only pub is The Lock & Barrel on Connaught Avenue – the street once likened to London's Bond Street and where you'll find the majority of the town's cafes, restaurants and retail. Café 19 is a popular daytime haunt, whilst Pier One is a popular seafood restaurant and Avenue Bistro offers sophisticated but also family friendly fayre.
Designed to evoke Frinton's old world charm, The Residences On Esplanade infuse art-deco architectural style with luxury contemporary interiors.
Only five residences are available in this exclusive and rare development; two ground floor apartments with private gardens, two first floor apartments with generous terraces and the ultimate double-storey penthouse complete with its own spacious sun deck.
Each apartment has expansive sea views, looking out onto an uninterrupted horizon that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Eighty-five miles from London, trains to Frinton run from London Liverpool Street, 1h 22 mins (source: National Rail) , changing at Thorpe-Le-Soken. Colchester Station is just over 18 miles away and Ipswich is 25 miles away. Stansted Airport is the closest airport (51 miles) and there is also the international ferry port at Harwich, 32 miles north. (Distances taken from Google Maps).