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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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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Clapton pier has plenty to do on it for children. My four year old granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great arcade with bowling, food, drinks, rides. We intended to spent only an hour and ended up tearinng ourselves away after three... whoops! What more could you want?

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Plenty for familys to do, is a bit pricey for the rides but hey your on holiday! Lovely amusements and food.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great pier if like me you like a few rides. They have a good variety of "traditional" rides such as waltzer and twister which we enjoyed greatly. You can buy tokens and wristbands on the day but my advise is to in advance as you save £5 on an unlimited wristband. All in all I would recommend this for a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Whats not to love about Clacton pier? I was here with my husband for the weekend and it had something for everyone. I was great to feel young at heart again!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have to agree with others comments. we went to Pier yesterday and after buying wristbands noticed 2 rides closed for maintenance, one removed altogether (the tower) and various stalls gone for the season. It was a lovely sunny day and lots of people still on the Pier. Its not even end of September yet and still the Pier owners... More

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Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have gone to Clacton pier for years and years ever since I was a child, I used to love all the rides and My parents would buy me a wristband for the day and we would spend all day and evening on the rides (It was very reasonable prices) That was about 14 years ago. Going forward to NOW... More

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Chingford, null, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Its a nice walk to the end of the pier. Nothing different from any other pier we have visited . They want me to say more for this review and i cant think of anything else to say about a pier with a load of amusements on it, which i dont enjoy

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Was staying at a local holiday park.came to visit the pier. my boys love the arcades.We played on the new bowling for the first time. good value-£1.99 per person per game-special offer. had great fun.

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I haven't been to The Pier for many, many years and it has changed a huge amount. But you know what, it's still a lot of fun. Not overly pricey if you have a scoot around and plan your day and plenty of things to keep all of the family amused. The cafe at the end of the pier is... More

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