"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Clacton Beach

Clacton is a busy seaside resort. The sandy beach is gently shelving and backed by the promenade and beach huts. Cliffs form a backdrop with the greensward and the town behind. There is no beach at high tide.

Beach type: sand & shingle

Nearest town: Clacton on Sea

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TM189152


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Clacton Beach

  • Seaquarium at Clacton Pier (1m)
  • Clacton Pier (1m)
  • Clacton Pavilion (1m)
  • Clacton Zoo (1m)
  • Robbie Rascal Party and Play Centre (2m)
  • Space Kingdom (2m)
  • Push Kiting (2m)
  • REVIVAL (3m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall
Station Road
CO15 1SE

Phone 01255 686 633
Email clactontic@tendringdc.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 25 May


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 95%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
03:25 BST
(02:25 GMT)
High Tide
09:34 BST
(08:34 GMT)
Low Tide
15:46 BST
(14:46 GMT)
High Tide
22:00 BST
(21:00 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Clacton Beach

Famous for the Clacton pier, built in 1877. Clacton beach now attracts families to its huge range of traditional seaside entertainments. A sandy beach considered child friendly with local lifeguard patrol and first aid cover.

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