Clacton-on-Sea Certificated Locations

Clacton-on-Sea in the English county of Essex enjoyed its boom time from the 1950s to the 1970s, when British seaside breaks were de rigueur for families. However, it's still very much alive as a bustling resort today.

Visitors can enjoy a wonderful traditional pleasure pier with attractions including an aquarium, as well as a Blue Flag beach with adjacent landscaped gardens.

Whether you want classic fish and chips or a more elaborate sit-down meal, you'll be well catered for in terms of food in Clacton, as there is an array of eateries to choose from.

For shopping, don't miss the chance to bag some bargains at the nearby Shopping Village. It's also possible to wander among the typical high street names in the town centre.

Finally, you can time your visit to Clacton so that you catch one of the fantastic annual events. Clacton Carnival in early August is hugely popular, but arguably the best is Clacton Airshow before the August Bank Holiday, when planes including the Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire and Jaguar will be on display.