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

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

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 Recommended

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