If you are in search of the traditional pleasures of the seaside with a modern twist, and would like to relive some treasured childhood memories, then Clacton-on-Sea is the perfect destination. Whether you come for a day out at the seaside, the fun and thrills of the fair or to visit the award winning seafront gardens you'll be sure to have a great time. This is the ideal location for either a long weekend break, family or group holiday! Accommodation ranges from holiday parks, traditional B&Bs to comfy hotels where prices remain very competitive.
A fun way to explore this traditional seaside town with the kids, is to take a self-guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail!
Clacton-on-Sea, the largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast, is a bustling but affordable seaside resort. It boasts an array of entertainment facilities including a pleasure pier, arcades, the Princes and the Westcliff Theatres, a golf course, seafront walks, water sports and an airfield offering pleasure flights.
The main shopping area contains many of the more familiar national chains, independent stores as well as a variety of eateries to tantalise your taste buds which is a common theme throughout the area. Just outside of town is Clacton Factory Outlet offering a wide range of individual stores with famous name brands at discounted prices.
An eclectic annual events programme including fetes, fairs, carnivals and the two day annual Clacton Airshow in August will keep you occupied throughout your stay.
A renaissance of the seafront is underway in the form of a £36 million pound coastal defence project from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven covering 5kms creating 22 new glorious beaches in separate bays which can be enjoyed at all states of the tide.
With easy links by road, train, coach, ferry and plane and the centre of London only an hour or so away, makes it an easily accessible destination.
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