Saltwater Beach Cafe is a healthy haven for all the family

Saltwater beach cafe, Essex, Chalkwell

Just beachy: Chalkwell’s Saltwater Cafe

For more than 100 years, beach goers in Chalkwell have stopped off for a bite to eat or a cuppa at a cafe perched on the edge of the sands.

The pit stop, in Chalkwell Esplanade, even predates the railway station, whose bridge it is nestled beneath.

Now, in its newest incarnation as Saltwater Beach Café, it’s fast becoming the town’s most cherished beach-side bistro, loved by celebs like Essex’s Lee Mead, thanks to the Carr family.

The family took over the café in February, and after a complete renovation, opened their (bi-folding glass) doors in time for the first bank holiday in April. Continue reading

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