Clacton on Sea is on a stretch of coastline known
as the Sunshine Coast as it enjoys more than its fair share of sunny days.
For those looking for a tradition seaside or
family holiday, there are all-year-round attractions as well as an annual entertainment programm, see Things to do
Clacton Pier is perhaps
the best known tourist feature. In 1871 it was originally built as a landing point for goods and passengers but as
Clacton became an increasingly popular destination for day trippers, the pier was lengthened and entertainment added.
It is now owned by the Clacton Pier Company who have invested significantly, the latest addition being a 10-pin bowling
lounge and bar.
Just by the pier is The Pavilion,
a family fun park with lots of activities for the children and a coffee bar and restaurant.
Clacton sits in the middle of miles of beaches:
walk from the central Clacton resort area along the seafront to the East to Holland on Sea or on to Walton on Naze or go
West to the Blue Flag Award Winning Martello Beach (May 2013) Jaywick Sands and on to St Osyth. Further round
the coast, the resort of Frinton on Sea is approximately 8 miles/13 kms away known for its tranquil greensward and flower-lined shopping area.