Things to do in Clacton

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10 Things to do in Clacton-on-Sea

That is apart from the Pier, 2 Theatres, wonderful sandy beach, Carnival week, the best Air Show on the East Coast, other things to do include: Things to do for Kids in Clacton

Century Cinema Century Cinema and bingo, the old building has recently undergone a refurbishment. Showing current films and West-End stage productions beamed across the net which is excellent value for money. Gets very busy at the weekends, maybe best to book on-line first. Address: 129 Pier Avenue,  01255 689708 – Map between the Aldi and Lidl Supermarkets. Run by on the net
Jaywick Martello Tower things to do in Clacton Jaywick Martello Tower supports creative collaborations relating to the themes of Community, Heritage and Environment that affect our lives today. With opportunities and ventures that make this not only a gallery, workshop space, or meeting point but all of these things. Address: The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Essex CO15 2LF Phone:01255 822783
Clacton Leisure Centre Clacton Leisure Centre has Swiming pool 25m is suitable for all water activities ranging from lane swimming for fitness to fun inflatable sessions. Serious swimmers can take advantage of our early morning swim sessions and daily lane swimming. , Lifestyles Health Suite which has a sauna, saunarium, steam room and feature showers together with a fitness suite with a state-of-art 80 station gym and aerobic/dance studio with a sprung floor for classes. The Centre also have a Lifestyles training academy, where you can take courses in exercise instruction. Vista Road, CO15 6DB Tel: 01255 686688
 Augusta Golf Clacton  Adventure Golf Course at Clacton Pavilion Fun Park, A-Hoy Shipmates and Skallywags!  Come and enjoy 11 holes of pirate fun at our family friendly adventure golf course. You’re never too old or young to take up the challenge of beating our seaworthy obstacles with a hole in one! So who will ‘treasure’ victory in your group by getting round in the fewest shots and who’s for the ‘plank’?  Grab your clubs and scorecards to see what you’re made of! Clacton Pavilion: Marine Parade East, CO15 1QX
 Waverley Paddle Steamer Clacton pier Waverley the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World, Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass. See and hear the mighty engines – they will provide a whiff of nostalgia for some but are sure to impress all! Beautifully maintained with restored period lounges and unrivalled access to the stunning scenery of some of the most picturesque parts of the UK’s coastline. Take this boat trip in Autumn from Clacton Pier down the East Coast along the River Thames And glide under Tower Bridge at Twilight.
 Clacton-On-Sea Bowling Club  Clacton-On-Sea Bowling Club Marine Parade West, Collingwood Road, CO15 1XB Tel: 01255 476394 The Outdoor Bowling Club is situated adjacent to the sea front and beach. It consists of two greens each of six rinks. It is an extremely busy club during the summer season and will be the host to at least 50 visiting clubs who travel from all over the country to be entertained at Clacton. Clacton & District Indoor Bowls Club Address: Clay Hall Lane, Valley Road, CO15 6NA Phone: 01255 422186
 Pirate Radio Museum Clacton-on-Sea The Pirate Radio Museum, at the Atlanta complex close to Clacton Pier, tells the story of pirate radio from the 1960s through to the 1980s. Ray Anderson has opened a museum on the seafront, dedicated to the history of ‘pirate radio’ transmitter ships were moored in the local waters, so the exhibits might be considered as local history, relevant to anybody who cares to know the facts about Radio Laser, Radio London, & Radio Caroline
 RNLI Clacton Clacton-on-Sea Lifeboat Station is a Discover station. There is normally much activity to watch on Sunday morning when they open their boathouse doors during the summer months for visitors. Clacton-on-Sea lifeboat was one of the 19 lifeboats that took part in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk. Celebrating over 125 years of saving lives at sea the crews have been presented with over 30 awards for gallantry. In 1878 Clacton received it’s first official lifeboat, a gift of the Freemasons. It was named Albert Edwards, after the Royal Prince at that time. In 1886, two slipways were cut either side of the pier. The lifeboat was then kept on the pier during the winter months.
 Clacton seafront walk Clacton on Sea to Walton on the Naze – Walk. This is a very enjoyable walk along the sea wall from Clacton to Walton on the Naze. The sea wall is largely below street level in the built up areas so there is little traffic noise. However once past the residential area, the sea wall is higher than the adjoining land, so that there are beautiful views across Holland Haven Country Park. From the beach huts of Frinton you can – tides permitting – walk along the splendid firm sandy beach all the way to the town of Walton. Just past a radio mast you may spot a bird hide inland, by a lake, which by a short detour is worth a visit. Clacton to Walton Distance: 7 miles, Time taken: 3½ hours, Location: Clacton on Sea coastal path

The Essex Coast A new eBook by Doug Carpenter

This 350 miles tour of the Essex Coast starts at the north boundary along the River Stour, glides past the historic town of Harwich at the mouth of the North Sea, heads south along the meandering coast, taking in the quaint seaside of Frinton-on-Sea, on to Walton and Clacton and finishes down past Southend-on-Sea on the River Thames estuary. There are many an old story to be told of smugglers, coast guards being murdered, the most haunted house in Essex and the most notorious tidal pathway in England.  There are great days out to be had at Maldon mud race, Burnham Regatta or Leigh on Sea art festival. Riversides to be walked with mysteries to discovered as you go. On your walk see some of Britain’s rare wildlife and migrating birds frequently in dazzling, spectacular flocks. There are Islands such as The Essex Archipelago like no other in Britain with secrets to be revealed. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, digital art, maps old and new, drawing and paintings of Essex by the author.


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