Graeme B wrote:
Yea you have got it about right. Southend is more or less as close as you can get to London and do some kiting. However, you should also take note that the south coast is not that far away. Certainly by train you can get there inside a couple of hours, on a good day.
If you live near Heathrow, or in Ballam, or Croydon, or Wimbeldon, or Hammersmith, or Wandsworth etc. etc. etc. then the south coast is closer and more convenient by both private and public transport.
Kitebeaches is next to useless and that London info is just plain bollox. Follow the link that yzbob posted to get some actual information.