|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Clacton on Sea (TM174148)|
|To:||Kirby Cross (TM218208)|
|Via:||Holland on Sea, Great Holland|
|Distance:||5.5 miles (8.9 km)|
|Meets:||A133, B1027, B1033|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1032 is a coastal road in east Essex.
It begins at a junction with the unclassified Pier Avenue in Clacton on Sea. This is the starting-point because Pier Avenue was originally the final part of the A133; when that road was rerouted the B1032 was not.
The B1032 first heads northeastwards through Clacton, crossing Carnarvon Road (the current route of the A133) and bending sharply to the right where it meets the B1027 on the edge of the town. It then goes through Holland on Sea, where it reaches a roundabout just yards from the sea. This, however, is the closest it gets as it turns left at the roundabout and heads inland.
The route north from here to Great Holland is surprisingly sinuous, given that it passes through nearly flat open country. The B1032 TOTSOs right at a road-fork on the way out of the village and passes under the Thorpe le Soken to Walton on the Naze branch railway line shortly before we reach our terminus at a mini-roundabout on the B1033 in Kirby Cross.