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 features

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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 179 vacation rentals near Brightlingsea. From 52 Houses to 14 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brightlingsea for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Brightlingsea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Brightlingsea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ipswich (IPW-Ipswich Train Station): 666 vacation rentals
  • Southend-on-Sea Shoeburyness Station: 346 vacation rentals
  • East Anglian Railway Museum: 419 vacation rentals
  • Hollytrees Museum: 386 vacation rentals
  • Colchester Station: 446 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brightlingsea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 52 Houses in Brightlingsea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brightlingsea include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 14 rentals available
  • Cabins: 22 rentals available
  • Cottages: 22 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brightlingsea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 54 vacation rentals with pool available in Brightlingsea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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