Clacton-on-Sea - Frinton - Brightlingsea Coast Guide
If you're looking for a traditional family seaside holiday then this is the place to visit. Clacton-on-Sea has miles of sandy beach, amusements, seaside gardens and a pier. Situated on Essex's Sunshine Coast the town is one of six resorts in this holiday hot spot where the sun always shines, see the websites!
For details of Clacton Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages and to visit Attractions. Go to Clacton-on-Sea Hotels, Guest Houses and Cottages
The Pier, which was opened in 1872, is a hive of activity with thrilling rides, a working lifeboat station and five acres on which to stroll or fish. Although busy it is still possible to imagine how Victorians would have spent their sunny days. There are places for refreshments and shops as well. there is a very good shopping centre and several theatres to chose from.
In addition to the coastal attractions there are several nature reserves, quaint historic villages and unspoilt rivers and creeks to explore.
Frinton has a reputation as an exclusive resorts which arises
because of its popularity in the 1920s and 30s as a place where celebrities from
London might be glimpsed. It still retains its air of faded elegance around the
Esplanade and the beach is quiet and secluded. Ideal for a quiet weekend away
from it all and prying eyes!
Brightlingsea is altogether different, situated on the Colne estuary, the waterway that leads to Colchester, the small town is a haven for sailing folk. The town has the honour of being a Cinque port - the only one north of the Thames. It is also home to the quaintly named Smack Preservation Society - we think its about boats but we're not sure!
Frinton beach Brightlingsea
Places to visit in Clacton-on-Sea
Tourist Information Office - 23 Pier Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1QD Telephone:-01255 423400
Clacton Pier - Amusements and rides
Wonderland Amusements - The Broadway, Jaywick, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex CO15 2EB Tel: 01255 430995
Clacton Pavilion - The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex CO15 1QX Tel: 01255 421003
Map of Clacton-on-Sea area