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Clacton-on-Sea Beach

Marine Parade, Clacton-on-Sea, England
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Great family Beaches

The council have spent a lot of money breaking up the rocks on the left beach and made it look very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dunstable, United Kingdom
OK but not great

I'm from Cornwall where the beaches are mostly fine soft sand so the 3 star rating is probably a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“palm trees” (15 reviews)
“clean sand” (7 reviews)
Marine Parade, Clacton-on-Sea, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The council have spent a lot of money breaking up the rocks on the left beach and made it look very good, so now BOTH beaches each side of the Pier and very good indeed (although we liked it when it was rocky and the...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm from Cornwall where the beaches are mostly fine soft sand so the 3 star rating is probably a little bit unfair, however, the sand was course and hard and full of pebbles. The sea wasn't very inviting either, grey interspersed with mud. On the...More

Thank AnnieBee303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is sandy with occasional man made heaps of rocks. The sea always looks muddy and does not look good for swimming though great for kite surfing. People sit on the beach in shirtsleeves despite low temperatures and strong winds. What is the best...More

Thank Marianne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to go in the summer bit rainy this week but all in all we enjoyed it lots to do and the shops are very near

1  Thank tee46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Childhood memories and frequent visits mean that, to my mind, this is the definitive beach. It appears a tad higher than I remember but the location, downhill from the town, right up by the pier is perfect. Plenty of ice cream and drink stands nearby...More

Thank marksw3960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice little seaside town, people are really nice, lots to do for kids, clean beaches and the food is good.

Thank ChrisRobbins186356
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a sunny day when we visited Clacton and took a stroll along the prom. The beach was impressive. It was dog free, more or less litter-free and very well used with lots of families enjoying the sun and sea. The beach is not...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beach is very nice and it gets nicer closer towards the Toby Carvery. Lots of ice cream and drinks kiosks along the promenade. Gets very busy especially when the air show is on so best get there early

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going here since a child, my favourite beach, sand and sea is lovely, they did at one point have pretend palm trees which looks awesome clean beach but very busy

Thank Skye S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clacton beach is lovely well looked after. children and adults of all ages catered for, it is lined with plenty of places to sit and relax and have a drink or hire a deckchair to enjoy the sunshine.

Thank MandyButler56
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safina s
Is it a full sandy beach? Some of the pictures looks like it's pebbly with little sand. Please let me know!
23 August 2016|
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Response from Kayleigh07 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of sand, very few pebbles x
How is the parking like
17 August 2016|
Response from Kayleigh07 | Reviewed this property |
Theres on street parking & a few car parks. If you are staying, try the Premier Inn as they have a carpark & it only costs £2 of patrons to stay per 24hrs x
How about parking
17 August 2016|
Response from winnieport | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking space beside the beach and it is free.