Clacton-on-Sea. A brief history.

Living closer to the sea is something many people now aspire to. It's good for the mind, soul, and your property value! If you're looking to move to an area like Clacton-on-Sea or you currently live here, you might find it interesting to discover more about the town and the history.

One of the most famous things in Clacton is its pier and sandy beaches. These two things alone see tens of thousands of people flock to the seaside during the warmer months to sunbathe, play on the arcades, and of course, have fish and chips out of a newspaper! Clacton pier also has a mini-theme park on with rides for both adults and children. It is a typical seaside town. The pier has been in place since 1871 when it was originally built to be used as a landing dock for goods. However, as Clacton became more popular and a town where holiday makers went, the pier had entertainment and amusements added to it. The pier is vital to Clacton's economy as it brings in tens of thousands of people each year. 

Another famous thing that Clacton is famed for is the annual air show, also one of the last remaining ones in Essex. This usually takes place over the August bank holiday weekend. It is an event that is known across the whole of Essex and unless you get there early, you will find yourself in a queue that is hours long, and no guarantee you will get to the seafront to see anything! The RAF Red Arrows carry out the display to military precision with a huge crowd from land and sea watching on. This year will be the 29th airshow and is free for all of those who wish to watch. Similar to the pier, it is very important to Clacton's economy. Many businesses rely on the tourists to keep their company going through the harsher times of the winter when fewer people escape to the sea.

There are many surrounding seaside villages in the Tendring borough that may be more suited to those wanting a quieter place to visit, or even to live. Palmer and Partners Clacton have an excellent knowledge of the area and the team are there for your every need. Get in touch today by calling 01255 444384.