A busy seaside resort beach, popular with visitors and residents. There are many facilities including Cafés, kiosks and amusements. Clacton Pier is adjacent to the beach. There are seafront warden services, beach/boat patrols and first aid cover. A local air field provides pleasure flights. There are two cinemas in the town and a seafront train with pick-up points from the holiday camps.
The West beach at Clacton has been awarded an ENCAMS Seaside Award.
The award set minimum standards for water quality, cleanliness and facilities. If you'd like more information, refer to the the Seaside award criteria.
Facilities at Clacton beach include (in addition to minimum requirements for awards):
The tide forecast is also available from WAP mobile phones at http://wap.clacton.angle.uk.com/attractions/beach.cgi.
Tide forecast information is for guidance only and it is not intended to be used for navigation or any critical purpose, you are reminded that weather may have an effect on the severity of tides and it is always advisible to seek advice if you are unsure.