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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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Clacton Pier, great for families, young and old couples,and singles

Great place to relax, and enjoy the atmosphere, lots of kiddy rides for little kids and slot machines for bigger kids and adults.The best fish and chips are st the chip shop just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Clacton On Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Clacton would not be Clacton without its pier. We've seen its upkeep and improvements over the last four years, and the owners are doing all they can to keep it the centre of Clacton. Well done to them. Great for the family.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to relax, and enjoy the atmosphere, lots of kiddy rides for little kids and slot machines for bigger kids and adults.The best fish and chips are st the chip shop just to the left before you walk onto pier.There are often a few fishing from pier where you can fish with a day ticket. Many seats and also... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we have been there over a dozen times it was brill and perfect prices always brill and I think that every one should go there:)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went here a lot of years ago. it was a fun entertaining space for the young and young at heart. I would hazard a guess that it has only got better due to technology changes

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

great fun lovely pier lots of rides to go on great value for money as managed to get a leaflet with a voucher for 25% off wristbands so you can go on as many rides as you want staff was very friendly and polite and the guy on the dodgems made the ride fun. lots of place to eat. had... More 

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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice place for kids and family. Lots of things to do , nice views from the Pier. My kids love this at all and they would to be there again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lots of smaller rides for a thrill seeking toddler and bargain bowling in the arcades. Great family day out

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Spent several enjoyable hours here , plenty of attractions for all the family to enjoy , also great funfair

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Absolutely poor, customer service none existent, none of the staff seem to care at all, no opening times for rides, very disappointed

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Essex, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My granddaughter went on the Stella roller coaster as part of a birthday party, and at the end of the ride, the braking was so extreme her glasses shot off her face, she hurt her ribs back and neck, I did complain to the boy who took the tickets, but all he said was go to first aid, which she... More 

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Address: Address: No 1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1QX, England
Phone Number: 01255 421115
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Clacton-on-Sea

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