Plan your day out in Clacton-on-Sea
Golden sand, lifeguards, easy parking… Clacton beach truly ticks that family box.The largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast, Clacton is all about classic seaside fun with its Victorian pleasure pier, seafront gardens and golf course. Not to mention the 23 new beaches nearby, thanks to a multi-million pound coastal defence project from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven.
In among Clactons busy coastal town is Clacton's factory outlet. You'll find lots of big-name brands there, some of which include Marks and Spencer, JD sports, Claire’s Accessories and Costa Coffee
With varied, new and interesting stalls the Clacton covered market is the longest serving market in Clacton. Not only does the market offer this, but in the heart of the market sits a popular cafe which offers cakes and scones to enjoy
Clacton’s most must-see site has to be Clactons pier. With not only various different rides ranging from Helter Skelters, dodgems and rollercoasters. There is also a wide range of things to do for all the family including adventure golf at their brand new 18 Hole all weather adventure golf course. With also the only figure of 8 golf double deck golf kart track in Europe. There is also the chance to see a wide range of tropical fish at their SeaQuarium located on the pier.
Why not whilst you're there also try to score a strike at the new, state-of-the-art tenpin bowling centre at Clacton Pavilion.Visit the Clacton Pier website
There are also many different restaurants and pubs to enjoy in Clacton while on your visit. There is a wide range of different types of food such as Aroy Thai serving delicious Thai food. As well as this there are several different tea rooms located in the centre. Why not also visit El Guaca Mexican Grill which serves up tasty spicy food with a side of sea views. Not only this but Clacton also offers places to enjoy a drink by the sea such as at The Kingscliff Hotel, which is a short stroll along the promenade is 1930s classic where the rooms are bright and airy, the restaurant is busy and there’s an outdoor terrace to drink in the sea air.
Clacton also has a wide range of takeaway restaurants and fast food places including different fish and chip restaurants to be able to enjoy your dinner by the sea. As well as this there is also a wide range of chain fast food restaurants and many kiosks situated near the pier offering food such as ice cream and doughnuts to enjoy by the sea front.
|Staffing level||Part time|
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|Oyster cards issued here||No|
|Top up Oyster cards here||No|
|Use Oyster cards here||No|
|Smartcards issued here||Yes|
|Top up Smartcards here||Yes|
|Validate Smartcards here||Yes|
|Smartcards information||Greater Anglia Smartcards can be obtained from www.greateranglia.co.uk/smart|
|Customer service information||
The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).
Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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|First class lounge opening times||No|
|Seated area available||Yes|
|Waiting room opening times||No|
|Station buffet available||Yes|
|Station buffet information||Vending machine available on concourse. Station buffet serving refreshments.|
|Toilets information||The toilets including the accessible toilets are located on the concourse; these toilets are operated by a radar key. They are only available during the opening hours of the station.|
|Baby changing facilities available||Yes|
|Telephones available||Cards and Coins|
|Post box available||Yes|
|Tourist information office available||No|
|ATM information||Located on concourse|
|Bureau de change available||No|
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Note: 08:00 - 20:00
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Note: 0800 028 28 78
|Customer help points available||Yes|
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Help point on concourse.
|Staff help information||Assistance at this station is provided by a staff member during ticket office opening hours. Train guards also operate on this route and can provide assistance outside of these hours. Booking is recommended|
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|Induction loop available||Yes|
|Accessible ticket machines available||Yes|
|Accessible ticket machines information||
Ticket machine located on station concourse.
|Accessible booking office counter available||Yes|
|Ramp for train access available||Yes|
|Accessible taxis information||
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
|Accessible public telephones information||
Accessible (Card Only) telephone available on concourse
|National key toilets available||Yes|
|Step free access coverage||Whole station|
|Step free access information||
This station has step free access to all platforms.
This station is a category A station according to ORR station classification system. https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955
Assistance meeting point is the ticket office.
|Ticket gates exist||Yes|
|Ticket gates information||
Clacton-on-Sea station has Secure Station Acreditation
|Impaired mobility set down available||No|
|Cycle storage available||Yes|
|Cycle storage number of spaces||128|
|Cycle storage sheltered||Yes|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Yes|
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|Cycle storage information||There are 30 cycle racks available on the concourse, plus a secure 60-space cycle compound (key fob required, speak to station staff for availability).|
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|Car park 1||Station Car Park|
|Car park 1 operator||National Car Parks Ltd|
|Car park 1 spaces||49|
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|Rail replacement information||
Rail replacement transport stops in lay-by, at the front of the station.
|Bus services available||Yes|
|Bus services information||
Local bus services stop outside the station. Clacton On Sea is a PlusBus location click here to see the PlusBus map
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