The Beach Guide

Clacton Beach

Clacton Beach - Essex

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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 decent sized stretch of clean golden sand. For this reason the beach has always been popular with families. With a seasonal lifeguard service, easy parking and plenty of amenities close by Clacton is a favourite during the school holidays.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on most of beach from May to 30 September inclusive. (From the Pier to West Road out-fall pipe on Martello Bay.)

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Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Pier

    Nearest town

    Clacton on Sea

    Postcode

    CO15 6JS

    OS grid ref.

    TM 1760 1445

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating

    Awards

    Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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