Clacton Pier

Clacton on Sea Pier

Clacton on Sea Pier

Clacton Pier is ongoing £1,000,000 renovations but still open

A Great British Day Out in Clacton on the Pier with Fun Rides, Amusements, Bowling, Boat Excursions, Fishing, Seaquarium, Eating out food or just Refreshments.

Clacton Pier offers a host of fantastic value family fun in Essex. Always a popular seaside destination for the weekend Clacton Pier boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor fun and activities.

Clacton on Sea Pier Rides and Amusements

Firework displays

Tiny Tots Rides and Activities
The rides are open weekends and during school holidays!
Twister – A full force thrilling and spinning ride that’ll get you in a twist!
Paratrooper – High thrills sky diving ride swings you over the North Sea
Simulator – Experience an exciting adventure with G forces in all directions, a high resolution video screen and 3D audio sound

Seaside Piers Book Shop

Clacton Pier Bowling

The Lanes boasts 6 full size luxury lanes with state of the art LED lighting, a full cosmic sound and light show and UV capabilities so you can experience our Glow Bowl sessions.

Perfect for indoor family fun, is a great value indoor activity for the kids and an ideal treat for school holiday entertainment.

Clacton Pier SeaQuarium

Clacton Pier SeaQuarium

The SeaQuarium offers an informative, educational, fun learning experience. Many of the marine life species found in and around our shores can be seen here at Clacton Pier. This brings a unique opportunity to the young and old alike, to appreciate from an up close perspective some of the intriguing creatures surrounding our coastal areas.

Group bookings & discounts are available in advance and can be made by calling the Clacton Pier information line on 01255 421115.

Clacton Pier Food & Drink

Boardwalk Bar and Grill is a fantastic seafront venue. Situated right on the shoreline on Clacton Pier the atmosphere by day is friendly and inviting, by night the bar becomes a great place to enjoy Clactons night life.

What to taste some of the best fish and chips of any seaside resort in the UK. Try Fish N Chips at The Pier! Winners of the national fish fryers award!

Situated at the end of Clacton Pier, The Jolly Roger’s Restaurant has a full panoramic view of the sea with indoor and outdoor seating for 200 people.

Fishing off Clacton Pier

Fishing Clacton Pier

Fishing at Clacton Pier Clacton Pier has long been regarded as one of the prime sea fishing spots along the Tendring coastline. Summer or Winter, there is always plenty of action to be had on this six acre pleasure pier. Although, like Walton pier, this pier is hugely popular with day trippers during the summer season

berthing arm ensures a more private fishing session than the pier in Walton.

Day Tickets currently cost £6.00 and are available from the machine in the car park at the front of the Pier. Season permits are £75, which are valid for a year from the day you buy them.

Boat Trips from the Pier

Enjoy some of Britain best coastal and river scenery sailing aboard the famous pleasure steamers Waverley. You can experience breathtaking Thames boat excursions sailing through Tower Bridge. Pleasure boat excursions on the Waverley “Steamers” can be boarded at the pier, bookings should be made directly on the Waverley Excursions website. Prices vary depending on time of season, which vessel and what trip the ship is sailing on; full details are on their website.

Amusements and Arcade

Clacton Pier is at the heart of traditional Essex seaside family all weather amusements and activities. Our family amusement arcade will Keep the kids amused for hours with a host machines to suit all ages from toddlers to their young-at-heart grandparents. No trip to the seaside would be complete without a visit to the seafront slot arcades so while at the pier why not pay a visit to our massive Casino Royal Amusement Hall. Here you’ll find all the usual 2p + 10p penny falls, pusher machines, novelty games like grab a teddy bear and fruit machines, driving games, Shoot em ups and Prize vending.

Clacton Pier Helter-Skelter

In April 2009, a 50ft-tall helter-skelter was erected on the landmark as part of the new owners’ plans to renew the attraction. The ride was blown down early on Monday 29 October 2013 when the Essex coast was hit by 80mph (129km/h) winds but no-one was hurt. It is hopeful this will be restored in the near future. Designed by Peter Bruff, Manager and Engineer of the Eastern Union Railway, the pier opened on 18th July 1871. A lifeboat station was added in 1878 and extensions in 1890-3 took the pier’s length to 1180 feet. A new polygonal head incorporated a pavilion with concert hall, stalls and refreshment and waiting rooms. The new landing stage catered for increased steamer traffic.

Clacton Pier History

Clacton pier

Opened on 27 July 1871 was officially the first building erected in the then-new resort of Clacton-on-Sea. A wooden structure 160 yards in length and 4 yards wide, the pier served as a landing point for goods and passengers, a docking point for steamships operated by the Woolwich Steam Packet Company, and a popular spot for promenading. By 1893, Clacton had become such a popular destination for day trippers that the pier was lengthened to 1180 ft and entertainment facilities, including a pavilion and a waiting room, were added to accommodate them.


Clacton Pier Address Map 1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1QX

Fun pier with 13 fairground rides, arcades, shops, cafes, restaurants, side shows, a pub with children’s play area, and sea aquarium. The pub is open all year. Rides and attractions are open from before Easter to end of October.