Clacton-on-Sea in General Reviews
Description:Tendring Peninsula, Essex. Clacton-on-Sea is a seaside resort that used to attract many tourists in the '60s and '70s, ... more
Newest Review: ... sand and only a small amount of shingle it's fine for paddling or making sand castles. It's fairly clean too, dogs aren't allowed on the main beach from the 1st of May until the end of August, so there's not a lot of their mess around. There are also bins dotted on the sand itself so, in theory, there shouldn't be too much litter. There is also a 'Blue Flag' beach at Martello Bay, which isn't ... more
Customer Clacton-on-Sea in General Reviews (5)
by - written on 01/08/09 (Very useful, 954 readings)
Clacton is a fairly small coastal town situated in North Essex that I call home. I'd never even visited Clacton before I moved here and after living here for nearly three years, I can't say I'm sure why anybody bothers coming here for a holiday. But plenty of people do and now I'm going to share my opinion of the town, facilities and anything else I can think of that would interest the potential tourist. Getting to Clacton Clacton is not the easiest of places to get to, one train an hour runs from London Liverpool Street and this is a journey that takes over an hour. The particular route is also prone to delays, with a least one train a month being ... Read the complete review
by Say It As It Is - written on 20/07/07
As a seaside town, it has a great beach ideal for sitting on on sunny days, good for most watersports except for possibly surfing It has a pier and amusements but its inferior to Great Yarmouth or Southend on those scores. Walton on the Naze is better for a "kiss-me-quick" experience! Shopping in the town is great if your a fan of second hand shops or looking at properties available in estate agents, you will have to go some to beat the choice. Other than that its pretty much run of the mill as you will find in any other town. The Common is ok if you go to buy with something in mind. I don't think I would waste my time walking round it just window ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/09/01, updated on 25/09/01 (Useful, 609 readings)
Having grown up in the area of Clacton-on-sea I guess it is only natural that i don't see its attraction...but then, when speaking to others who haven't grown up in this area, i realize that they haven't seen the attraction either, which leads me to only one conclusion...there is no attraction. The holiday season in Clacton is the worst, and i honestly do not understand why people continue to visit. The town itself is full of parents shouting at kids who are running across to get to the infamous Mc Donalds. The town is against all cars and so parking is near on impossible, and even when you do park you have a few shops and then the sea front. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/08/01, updated on 13/08/01 (Very useful, 415 readings)
I am proud to live in Essex and happily state that I am an “Essex girl” and, no I do not own, nor ever have owned a pair of white stilettos. I might have danced around my handbag once, when I was much younger and at a school disco probably, but that was then! There is already one opinion on Clacton so I went to check it out as I didn’t want to be seen to pinch, nor repeat any of that persons opinion. I am not going to. I am not about to slag it off, each entitled to their own opinion, but I do hope that I can redress the balance and add a few positive things about Clacton. So, here goes…! Clacton-On-Sea is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/01/01, updated on 14/01/01 (Useful, 140 readings)
I have been to Clacton many times because some of my family live there. I don’t usually go into the town because their house is on the outskirts of town but I have been in and I absolutely hate it. When we go for walks along the seafront, we walk past shelters that are absolutely disgusting and there is a lot of litter about. The sea looks very dirty and horrible but the pier isn’t bad. Although Clacton serves a purpose to those who live there, it does not serve a very good purpose for visitors and holiday makers. The problems are mainly along the seafront because as you get further into the town it becomes more pleasant. There is still a lot of litter around Read the complete review
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