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Address: No 1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1QX, England
Phone Number: 01255 421115
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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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Expensive but a good day out has a few cafes to have lunch in Lots off rides for little ones and a aquarium which is improving each time we go

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Expensive but a good day out has a few cafes to have lunch in Lots off rides for little ones and a aquarium which is improving each time we go

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essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

old fashioned and much smaller than other piers but has a half decent sand and small shingle beach alongside. kids and dogs ( when allowed) seem to enjoy it. for the older generation has nice parade of flowers ,benches and grass sections .its immediately opposite the high street and has number of eating places of all types.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

needs a paint up, a clean up and to stop being a rip off for tourist visitors ..... so damn expensive for families to go on rides

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ClactonPier, Manager at Clacton Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for spending the time to review us on Trip advisor. At Clacton Pier, we are committed to offering a great value day out. We are sorry to hear that you find our pricing expensive. We believe that our wristbands offer fantastic value for money allowing the bearer to ride all day for £7.50 for tiny tots and £15.00... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

clacton is ok for a weekend no more than that not much to do here apart from walking along the beach

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ClactonPier, Manager at Clacton Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review us! We feel that not only is there plenty to do at Clacton-on-Sea, there is an amass of things to do here at Clacton Pier. A wealth of under cover and outside rides, food outlets, our Seaquarium, ten pin bowling and our family arcade!! Why not visit http://www.loveclacton.co.uk/ and see just how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been bringing our family here for many many years. It has so much to offer. Amusements and rides for adults and children. Plenty of places to eat and drink and great views. Well worth a few hours visit.

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good fun on the pier, lots to see and do. Plenty of food and drink. A great meeting place for family and friends

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Coventry,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clacton as woke is quiet. But for things to do the pier is open average till 8-9 pm. Went every night for something to do. Some of staff were helpful but one old lady working there was moody when asked she would stare and not say nothing. Wasn't sure if she was manager but isn't a good example to staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can spend hours at pier with family, there is something for everyone. Kids love the play area, grown ups can socialise. Free to enter.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

we walked along the seafront from holland on sea ,went to the pier and boys played pool for an hour few kids around but not packed like in summer

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ClactonPier, Manager at Clacton Pier, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your walk out in Clacton. We hope to see you enjoying a visit to the Pier again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Loved it great day out by the sea playing games and enjoying meeting people & having a blast. Games were great food was amazing & you could just sit there look out at the ocean & see the wind farms in the distance.

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