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Visit Clacton on Sea

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.
There are miles of award-winning beaches. Walk from the central Clacton resort area along the seafront to the East to Holland on Sea or to the west to the Blue Flag Award Winning Martello Bay beach (May 2013), Jaywick Sands, and on to St Osyth.  Further round the coast, the resorts of Frinton and Walton on Naze are both approximately 8 miles/13 kms away.  
For those looking for a tradition seaside or family holiday, there are all-year-round attractions as well as an annual entertainment programme.  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.  

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For those who like to get out and about, Clacton is an ideal location from which to explore the villages and towns of Essex and Suffolk being close to both Colchester (15 miles/24 kms) the country's oldest recorded town, and famous Constable Country (22 miles/ 35 kms).  On the way to Colchester is Brightlingsea (10 miles/ 16 kms) and Wivenhoe (12 miles /19 kms).

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Clacton Pier -  rides, side-shows and excellent views of the coastline. Day passes for sea-fishing off the end of the pier.  A firework display most Bank Holiday. See reviews.

Clacton Pavilion - Family fun park, large indoor area with ten-pin bowling, bar and restaurant.                                       

Clacton Common Designer Shopping Factory outlet

The Westcliff Theatre and Princes Theatre, Clacton - with excellent summer programmes