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Address: The Pier, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1QX, England
Phone Number: +44 1255 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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Overall good place to go, but then everyone has to visit the pier, when visiting the seaside. Clean ,tidy and no problems. Bowling alley on site and food good value for what you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall good place to go, but then everyone has to visit the pier, when visiting the seaside. Clean ,tidy and no problems. Bowling alley on site and food good value for what you get. Staff quick, helpful and very polite.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a lot one can say about this pier except it is certainly not the best we have encountered and relies a bit too much a machines

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me, my girlfriend and her 3 year old girl spent 2-3 hours here in the off-season, which we felt was the perfect amount of time. None of the bigger rides were open and the atmosphere was a little quiet - but this was a positive for us. We liked the wide range of arcade machines and games, something for everyone... More 

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jaywick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

free entry is a great deal esp if you have a large group of people. theres lots of rides and bingo slot machines go kart aquariunm small shops and resturants. firework displays at certain times of the year... a must to see

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Northampton
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Myself and three friends travel for over 2 hours from Northants to fish off Clacton Pier as we have done many times before. We parked on the Pier as usual and went to the parking/fishing permit machine to pay. £5 parking and £6 each for a fishing permit. Total £29.00.We had no reason to think that we had anything other... More 

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Felixstowe, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Buy a wrist band and enjoy the rides loads going on including music , free face painting and also excellent customer service from the staff

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

average pier,but to be fair we visited at the end of the season,plenty of families with young children having a good time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

An old pier with plenty of amusements, games, food and drink. Lovely views of the sea and Clacton itself. Worth a few hours visit.

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Thank Joanne B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Not bad for an old pier, kids will drive you crazy in the arcade. When the sun shines the pier is a wonderful place for kids.

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Scunthorpe uk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice enough for families with small children, a lot of the arcades are there for winning small tickets and claiming vastly over inflated priced items A few kids rides which are nice enough for the little ones by quite expensive for what t is and with many rides hat are worthwhile not being included in the deal for kids all... More 

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