Clacton Beach

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


Lifeguard service


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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  • Amusement arcade
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Pier

Nearest town

Clacton on Sea


CO15 6JS

OS grid ref.

TM 1760 1445


Parking available - free and pay

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Clacton Beach Reviews

Cool place!

Jun 27th 2021

Great sandy beach that goes all the way to Walton and Frinton.

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