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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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A stroll along the pier

As I entered the pier I entered a world full of fun and laughter, through ping's, rings and music of all the machines in the amusement arcade, a must for kids and big kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A good choice of fairground rides and slot machines, also has food available and a bowling alley which is very reasonable

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As I entered the pier I entered a world full of fun and laughter, through ping's, rings and music of all the machines in the amusement arcade, a must for kids and big kids (adults 😁). As I exited this area on my stroll along the pier I come out into the open to a different world full of fun... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nice from the outside, boring on the inside. Most of the amusements were fixed so you couldn't possibly win anything and the grabbers DID NOT grab. Some of the games and cafes were closed and boarded up. The stalls were expensive and the whole thing could have done with a face lift. Nice walk along to the end and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was a bit of a spur of the moment thing as we had been told about the giant minion toys that were available if you collected enough of the tickets from various arcade games. We probably spent enough to have bought one but then that's no fun is it? 😂 there are plenty of claw machines and the 2p... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Overall have a great time mainly to J Spark honesty finding and return a lost item whilst on his ride a pleasant and honest lad .Not so much for A Toth on the double decker go karts payed an extra five pound to do this ride .Spoilt by a grumpy member of staff Mr A Toth .No music as when... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A great place for kids to go and have a variety of rides, games and such like. Plenty of choice of things to eat, snack on and drink. Very noisy if you want to have a relaxing sit-down, though!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Cockles prawns at the front of pier,cafe on the left of pier entrance,also the left tattoo parlour,to the right of entrance boardwalk pub which welcomes children! Free entertainment during day music singers etc,ten pin bowling inside door,then lots and lots of rides roller coaster etc outside but if it's raining lots of rides under cover also fruit machines galore then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I visited Clacton Pier in June with the family and had a great time, only downside was that the rides didn't open until 11 a.m. That was a bit annoying as the kids had dragged me up at 9 a.m. to go to the pier as we was on holiday !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went to clacton pier with wife and 3 kids although I thought it was over priced for what you get the kids loved it even though half the rides we're shut due to maintenance and the ones that worked you had to wait ages as we're under staffed luckily I liked the rest of pier and beach which made up... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We decided to visit Claction Pier on the last day of our holiday at a nearby caravan park. As a single parent I am rather budget conscious, therefore did a lot of research for our holiday beforehand and decided on what we would be doing. As part of this I purchased two online tickets for the Seaquarium, for the specific... More 

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Address: No 1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1QX, England
Phone Number: 01255 421115
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