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Public Access

MOD Shoeburyness is private property owned by the Ministry of Defence. Due to the hazardous nature of work carried out on the site, the area is subject to the Shoeburyness Artillery Ranges and Military Lands Byelaws and is not generally open to members of the public. In addition, some stretches of the beach and foreshore that extend beyond the site boundary are also owned by the MOD and public access is also restricted or prohibited in these areas.

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Range Signs and Signals

MOD Shoeburyness is a live weapons test and evaluation Range and as such, can be a hazardous place.

Prohibited Beaches

Some sections of the Southend and Shoeburyness coastline and foreshore are private property, owned by the Ministry of Defence.

Public Rights of Way Routes

There is a network of footpaths and bridleways that traverse MOD Shoeburyness known as Public Rights of Way (PROWs).

Havengore Bridge

Opened in 1988, Havengore Bridge spans Havengore Creek. The bridge provides the only vehicle crossing point to Foulness Island.

Residential Areas

The parish of Foulness, which falls within the district of Rochford, forms part of MOD Shoeburyness.