Beaches in Clacton On Sea, Essex

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Clacton On Sea. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Clacton Beach (0.6 miles)

    Clacton © Stephen Mckay | BY-SA

    Considered by many as the jewel in the crown of the Essex coast, Clacton-on-Sea beach certainly provides a taste of the classic British seaside holiday. Along with a fine Victorian pier as a centrepiece, there are all the seaside amusements, cafes and entertainment you could wish for. Clacton beach itself is actually surprisingly good; a…

  • Clacton - Pier Beach (0.6 miles)

    Clacton - Pier © Martin Addison | BY-SA

    The sandy beach of Clacton is most easily recognizable by its famous pier, which dates back to 1877. It is a popular family destination due to the high number of activities and entertainments on and around the beach. Clacton Pier provides most of the entertainment to beachgoers, including an aquarium, fishing, bowling, several rides, an…

  • Martello Beach (1.2 miles)

    Martello Beach © Roger Geach | BY-SA

    A sandy beach named after a small defensive fort known as a 'Martello Tower', which dates back to the nineteenth century. Plenty of facilities including beach huts and a campsite. Popular cliff top gardens overlooking the beach.

  • Holland-on-sea Beach (2 miles)

    Holland-on-sea © Rich M

    Four miles up the coast from Clacton, Holland-on-Sea is a much less developed part of the coast, and offers a quieter spot to come to get away from the crowds at Clacton. This is a good place to come for long walks along the coast, where there is a chance of spotting a variety of…

  • Jaywick Beach (2.4 miles)

    Jaywick © Glyn Baker | BY-SA

    The sandy beach of Jaywick lies approximately mid-way between Clacton-on-Sea and Colne Point. Whilst not quiet by any stretch of the imagination it is never as busy as Clacton. The beach here has been subject to an extension and reconstruction project in recent years and now has a number of rock breakwaters which help keep…

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