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Attractions, free entry

Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier


1 North Sea,
CO15 1QX


Clacton Pier is an iconic part of our tourism heritage and steeped with history since it first opened to the public on 18th July 1871. Clacton Pier was acquired on 16th March 2009 by The Ball Family and now boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment for all the family.

Clacton Pier is the perfect recipe for a great day out. We have developed the indoor entertainments area giving our visitors a fantastic place for families to visit and have fun all year round. We have kiddies, family and thrill rides spread over 6 acres giving a wide variety of choice for all. The undercover section currently houses nine attractions allowing visitors ride whatever the weather. Outside we have a range of thrill and family rides along with the newly opened activity zone which include Bumper Boats, Go Karts and a new thrilling indoor ride XD Ride.

The Boardwalk Bar and Café Cappuccino has a comfortable atmosphere set in a contemporary interior. The menu includes alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, teas and Costa coffees, snacks and meals all freshly prepared. Soak up the golden rays of sun and savour the best sea view in Clacton, while you enjoy a cold crisp lager or your favourite refreshment. Situated by the shoreline at the front of the pier the Sunshine Terrace has been recently developed expanding the area and improving the facilities, making it a choice location to dwell with your friends and family on a sunny day.

The Lanes Bowling Centre is open seven days a week with bowling offers and great value packages to suit everyone. It is also the perfect venue for Bowling Parties either for birthdays or a special get together. You can go 'cosmic' and bowl to the sounds of disco using the latest in hi-tec audio visual equipment.

The Casino Arcade boasts an indoor world of amusements, kids of all ages love the electrifying thrill of the amusement arcade, keeping you entertained for hours. They have redemption amusements where you can swap your tickets for great prizes, video games, American pool and traditional prize amusements. You can also grab a bite to eat at the American Diner and enjoy one of the juicy burgers and crunchy fries. A selection of kid’s meals are also available.

Experience a life aquatic at the Clacton Pier SeaQuarium. Get up close and personal with a wonderful collection of sea creatures from around the world. Visit the magical and enchanting world of the clown fish, dare to visit the red bellied piranhas or keep an eye out for our incredible smooth hound sharks. Our Aquarist and staff are on hand to assist with any questions that you may have with talks and tours bookable in advance.

Clacton Pier has widely been seen as one of the prime sea fishing spots along the Tendring coastline. Fishermen can enjoy fishing all year round as a member of the 24/7 Fishing Club for £75 per year or purchase a day ticket for £6. The most common fish to catch are whiting, codling, pouting, rockling and bass.

The newly opened Kingsman Suite is tastefully designed as a flexible space to accommodate a wide variety of events and functions. It can be used for parties, school visits, meetings & seminars, staff training, small exhibitions and green room for film work. This suite is available for hire throughout the year.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Open all year


Free entry

£15 Saver Band, £7.50 Tiny Tots
Please see pier website for discounts for groups and prior booking prices

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Plan route to Clacton Pier using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 176144  Lat: 51.78634 Long: 1.15467

By Road:
Take the A12, then turn off at the A120 towards Clacton. Then turn off the A120 to Clacton and follow signposts to town centre and seafront.


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)