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Clacton Pier

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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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Lovely pier, attraction pricey.

Nice walk down the pier and lovely beach but the ride (Which of Corse my kids wanted to go on them all!) were very expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

we went here for a family break at easter and found the pier to be the main thing in Clacton. It was good with rides and machines e.t.c but you felt like you were constantly holding your bag/pockets or anything else you had on you. I was also worried everytime my girls moved from my sight. On the entrance to... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A paris to dakar go cart racing track brilliant fun you think you are going over the pier and you drive them yourself! The up keep on this pier is one of the best in the area ! The lad who fed the fish in aquarium area passionate about his job! The staff who run the boardwalk very friendly,the dodgems... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice walk down the pier and lovely beach but the ride (Which of Corse my kids wanted to go on them all!) were very expensive.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

For a fun action-packed day out then Clacton pier can't be beaten. Plenty of rides for all ages (never laughed so much when on the Waltzer!) with prices that aren't the most expensive. Friendly café at the end of the pier is recommended for a nice cuppa with very friendly service. Despite it's days-gone-by appearance with it's self-service display cabinets... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Well, I have in my life visited many piers and it is just the same as any other. Dodgems etc. Candy floss. Fish n Chips. Pints of beer. Not a lot else to say really.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

2p slots, grabber games, pool, bowling, crazy golf, hook-a-duck. All the fun of the fair with great rides for little ones too. Walk to the end of the pier & enjoy the views of the golden beaches. Walk the prom as there's loads of work going on for anti-erosion towards Holland-on-sea so little boys & dad's will be spellbound by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just went for the day. enjoyed playing on the machines in the amusement arcade on the Pier. Then had delicious fish and chips. It was a school holiday, so was heaving with children enjoying themselves.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to clacton for a couple of days with the grandchildren went on the pier a couple of times it was fun and enough rides . Also a added bonus there were fireworks on Saturday night.

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essex
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368 reviews 368 reviews
103 attraction reviews
5,360 helpful votes 5,360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Been here lots of times and the kids always love it,this time they spent most of time Bowling,There are so many rides to keep them busy,plus the arcade with all the latest machines.Value for money as well.Also lots of places to eat and drink,a great place to spend a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I would highly recommend it. Great staff, amazing amusements and fantastic rides. Overall a great day out.

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