Walton-on-the-Naze is a small town in Essex, England, on the North Sea coast in the Tendring District. It is north of Clacton and south of the harbor of Harwich. It abuts Frinton-on-Sea to the south, and is share of the parish of Frinton and Walton. It is a resort town, with a population of 12,054 (according to the 2011 census). The town is in the civil parish of Frinton and Walton. It attracts many visitors, The Naze creature the main attraction. There is plus a pier.
The parish was earlier known as Eadolfenaesse and later as Walton-le-Soken. The name ‘Walton’ is a common one meaning a ‘farmstead or village of the Britons’, while ‘Soken’ denotes the soke (an Place of special jurisdiction) that included Thorpe, Kirby and Walton, which were not below the look of London but under the chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Walton has an HM Coastguard team and houses Thames MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), organising rescues from Southwold to Herne Bay.
Walton-on-the-Naze railway station is on a branch of the Sunshine Coast Line.
Along the coast there are many fossils to be found. Some rocks are in the works to 50 million years old. Rocks complement red crag and London clay.