More than 20 vehicles and caravans have set up camp next to beach huts in Dovercourt.
Tendring Council is to take action to remove the travellers who arrived first at the council-owned Low Road playing field on Tuesday. They then relocated to the carpark next to Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles, before finally setting up camp between the beach huts and recycling centre.
Staff from the council have visited the travellers and contacted the Essex Countywide Traveller Unit.
Nigel Brown, Tendring's communications manager, said:
"The next step will be for the unit to issue the group with a direction to leave which will give them 24 hours to move on.
"Should they not comply with the direction, the traveller unit will go down the route of taking action through the courts and that can take seven to ten days.
"There is no easier or quicker way to tackle the situation and the council has to follow the laid down procedures."
Mr Brown added that the council would check to see if any damage had been done to the Low Road playing field site from the vehicles and caravans being driven across it.
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