Each of our North Essex coastal resorts has its own unique qualities and Frinton-on-Sea boasts some of the best. The seaside resort was developed during the late 19th century to cater mainly for the gentlefolk of the time. There are still many superb examples of the period architecture to be admired in and around the town. Despite, or perhaps because of, the lack of fairground and arcade attractions, visitors still flock to Frinton at any time of the year.
Frinton's famous greensward and miles of golden sandy beaches line the breathtaking panoramic sea views and are enjoyed by many. Away from the hustle and bustle of more commercial exploits, Frinton offers the opportunity for a range of outdoor pursuits around the amazingly unspoiled coastline. There are lawn tennis, cricket and golfing facilities as well as walking and cycling routes. Frinton-on-Sea has managed to cater for the hoards of visitors it receives every year and offers an excellent range of shops, restaurants and tea-rooms.
The summer repertory theatre, one of the only privately owned in the area is host to many popular productions. A short distance from Connaught Avenue lies the Triangle Shopping Centre. A select band of traders, offering a wide range of services to the community. Many of the shops in Connaught Avenue, and The Triangle are independent, and local shoppers can expect unrivalled levels of customer care, help and choice. This well- mannered town seems to retain its air of tranquillity and makes a refreshing change from commercialism, offering a haven for visitors and residents alike. Holiday makers are of course, free to stray "Outside The Gates". Walton is only two miles away. Clacton, five miles, has Kiss-me-quick hats and acres of slot machines.
Living in Frinton has a positive side. It is true that Frinton has nothing to do with frolic beyond the simple joys of beach and ball, visitors find little in the way of gaudy entertainment - and there inlies its charm. There are no bingo halls, jellied-eels, ice cream vendors to mar the pristine environment. Frinton wishes to keep its olde worlde charm - no pier, no meretricious seaside attractions said a 1910 guidebook. And this it has done. There is the Frinton and Walton Pictorial History Book produced by Mr. Norman Jacobs with many old black and white illustrations and an excellent editorial which can be purchased in many shops in the area.