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Address: No 1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1QX, England
Phone Number: 01255 421115
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Description: Clacton Pier is officially the largest pleasure pier in the UK covering a...
Clacton Pier is officially the largest pleasure pier in the UK covering a staggering 6 1/2 acres. First opened in July 1871 as a landing stage for goods it was the first construction in the "new" town of Clacton-on-Sea. The town was initially built as a Holiday Destination for Londoners and with poor road access and no railway the pier was the main gateway for goods, holiday makers and locals alike.By 1922 the pier had fallen into receivership and was bough by Ernest Kingsman a businessman who saw the potential to start developing the wooden structure into an amusement destination. Amongst many other things he was responsible for all of the piers main extensions, including building the swimming pool, at least three theatres, adding the original steel Stella roller coaster and the blue lagoon dance hall. Since the kingsman family sold the pier in 1971 there has been a string of owners with the pier going into steady decline, until March 2009 when it was bought by the newly formed Clacton Pier company who has been investing heavily in the attraction. The pier now boasts a selection of new and refurbished family fun rides, Seaqurium sealife centre, 10 Pin bowling, the boardwalk bar, American diner, loads of eating places, great fish and chips, an activity zone and a function room named....The Kingsman Room................and there's a hell of all more in store so LIKE us on Facebook and visit our website to keep updated.
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Lots of rides at reasonable prices. Amusement arcades, cafes, ice cream, shops and aquarium, ten pin bowling and a bar so things to suit all ages. Great view out to sea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Loved it here, so did the kids. Classic pier stuff , arcades and rides and a good little aquarium bit. Lovely stuff!

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great pier with lots of rides for all ages, great payment options too, with cards and bands. Would recommend the go karts!!!

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of rides at reasonable prices. Amusement arcades, cafes, ice cream, shops and aquarium, ten pin bowling and a bar so things to suit all ages. Great view out to sea.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Like plenty to do 😊 food is good and all the entertainment and restaurants are good value for money with friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun.lots of places to eat.get there early or get stuck in the queue for your fun card.nice and clean toilets.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

ok but expensive went all day and just constant £££££ drain good little train ride on the front though.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My grand daughter loved it here.was so much for her to do inside the pier,and at eight pounds for a wristband for her to go and all the rides all day was excellent value for money.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely disgusted at how such a terrible place can be so expensive. Nothing for children under 18 months to go on, and you have to pay £5 to join an older child on a ride and there are only around 5 of these. Wristband complete waste of money. Staff were grumpy and not helpful. Staff member on the minion darts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent fun for those who love fairground rides. Saver wristbands good value. Book online to save a few quid.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of amusements. Fairground rides and attractions. Rather noisy for me but grandchildren loved it.

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