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Clacton Pier

No 1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1QX, England
01255 421115
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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herts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was ok bit over priced for what it is tho.£14 for a wrist band and not a lot of rides Southend is much better but it was a day out.

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crawley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

lots of space on pier they could have so much more on there real shame they could have more shops along the middle and more places to eat

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

All the usual rides and slot machines, side sellers, restaurant, toilets etc. Nice place to have a walk along

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We came from Northampton to Clacton for the airshow on the 21st August 2014, We had been to another airshow near to where we live, but we had missed seeing the BBMF because the weather had been diabolical that day, with safety being paramount they didn't fly, Saw that Clacton had an airshow that was Free! amazingly, Park and ride... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I much prefer Clacton pier for their rk's perfect place to relax and have some fun. The pub toilets on the pier are the best in town very clean and very welcoming always tissue and always soap to use! :)

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essex
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264 reviews 264 reviews
75 attraction reviews
3,420 helpful votes 3,420 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Took the little ones here for a day out,and they loved it,well maintained pier ,with lots to do.Had fish and chips at the pier entrance.Lovely day out.

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Tonbridge
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Something for everyone on this pier. All the amusements for those who like them and quiet areas to enjoy the lovely views for those who don't. A cafe is situated right at the far end of the pier and a hut selling tea/coffee etc part way down. Plenty of room for people who want to fish. Well worth a visit.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love a good pier and this is a great one! Lots to do, lovely atmosphere and great 2p machines! Enjoyable for all ages and well worth a visit.

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Lincolnshire uk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited Clacton on Sea with family disappointed to find very little to do along the front - few amusements in arcade on pier - small train ride available along coast to beach hut/cafe (lovely ice-creams served here) - one Main Street with several slot machine arcades leading onto usual high street stores including a M&S McDonalds etc. Beach itself was... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is one of the worst piers I have ever been on. The are was awash with water due to the downpour. Whilst the bowling was adequate, the rest of the rides were expensive and very short in time.

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