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Address: The Pier, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1QX, England
Phone Number: 01255 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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Very good pier, lots of activities for children or adults, very clean toilets and well priced. Also ideal for watching the air show

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good pier, lots of activities for children or adults, very clean toilets and well priced. Also ideal for watching the air show

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Thank Essexnat
Kent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Clacton pier is jam Backed with rides and amusements for all ages . Fishing is available from End of pier too . Lovely beach bar at front of pier too . Highly recommend it .

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Thank Ellie1510
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great day out for the family Fantastic rides lovely places to eat, not far from Clacton Town center

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

25th show and night show with fireworks. different and spectacular. well worth seeing. night ends with more fireworks on end of pier but you can easily see these from nearby. a very good show indeed. beach is improved with a small section even having palm trees planted in black near pier. everybody friendly and plenty pf places to get sustenance.... More 

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Thank roy.of.rainham
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Undergone some some improvements of late and I must say it's very good. Kids had a great time and the saver wristbands are good value and even include some five goes on the video games and 100 points for the gift area where my kids collected a bag of sweets . All the normal fairground rides as well as some... More 

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Thank Ian H
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came on a hot sunny day mid August and wanted to get off the beach. There are lots of rides for all ages and the Seaquarium was really nice. Had a lovely walk up the pier with some stunning views, well worth a visit!

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Thank Claire G
Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Clacton pier is everything you expect it would be. It's bright and noisy and has the charm of its aged floor planks etc. It's not inexpensive though. So check out the wrist bands for the kids. They give you the best value for money. The club right at the font of the pier had a magic show repeating all day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a good place to visit, other places close by to also visit. Town center within shouting distance. Plenty to do on the pier, typical seaside pier. Great fun!

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Thank Sharron L
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All the fun of the fair and more. Yes there are fun rides for the young of heart but there is more. You can fish off the end of the pier for the whole day. The café at the end offers all the food you can eat or just a coffee. If the weather turns there is plenty of cover.

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Thank heedie2014
Dagenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The pier was good, lots of amusements, a few rides there too. The beach was lovely, a little rocky but still a lot of sand. I would go again but only for the beach.

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