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Clacton -Martello Tower Beach

Clacton on Sea, Essex

A large sandy resort beach with a pier backed by a promenade and overlooked by cliff top gardens. This a popular beach with both tourists and locals.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities
First aid post
Lost child centre
Beach huts and a slipway
There are campsites nearby


Sea canoeing
Crazy golf and a land train goes along the seafront

Nature and Wildlife

Sections of the cliff slopes are designated Sites of Special Scientic Interest (SSSIs) and the cliff top gardens above the beach are available to walk around.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in high season and litter bins are provided.


Dogs are banned during the summer.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Clacton-on-Sea. 23 Pier Avenue. Tel: 01255 423400. e -Mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Clacton on Sea
County: Essex
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7795, 1.14182
Postcode: CO15 1XY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From the A120 take the A133 to Clacton.

Public Transport

There is a train station in Clacton and National Express run coaches to Clacton from London.

Nearest Railway Stations

Clacton-on-Sea (About a mile away)
Thorpe-le-Soken (Approx. 5 miles away)
Weeley (Approx. 5 miles away)
Kirby Cross (Approx. 5 miles away)
Great Bentley (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is pay parking near the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Hastings Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Martello Bay, Clacton-on-sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Agate Road, Clacton-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Jackson Road, Clacton (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Old Road, Clacton-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Wellesley Road, Clacton-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
High Street, Clacton-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
St Christophers Way, Jaywick (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Clacton on Sea Station, Clacton (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Clacton on Sea