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Getting Here
Quick guide to getting here:

By Bus
Essex Traveline
Tel: 0871 200 2233

By Coach
National Express
Tel: 08717 818781

By Plane
London Stansted
Tel: 0870 000 0303

By Boat
Harwich International Port
Tel: 01255 242000
DFDS Seaways
Tel: 0871 522 9955

Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall
Station Road
Tel: 01255 686633
E-mail: Clacton TIC

Visitor Information
Walton Community Project
61 High Street
Walton on the Naze
CO14 8AG
Tel: 01255 677006

Clacton and District Hospital
Tower Road
Clacton On Sea
CO15 1LH
Tel: 01255 201717

Colchester General Hospital
Turner Road
Tel: 01206 747 474

Dog Ban Dogs are banned on some of our beaches from 1st May – 30th September yearly.
View TDC dog ban pages for included beaches.

Tide Timetables
Click here for Tide Timetables

Find Us

"The Essex Sunshine Coast has excellent road and rail links, and is easy to reach by sea and air"

The Essex Sunshine Coast is very accessible with excellent road and rail links, with regular trains and coaches from the centre of London.


By Car From London and the M25, take the A12 signed Chelmsford and Colchester, pass the exits to Colchester West and Colchester Central, and then join the A120 signposted Harwich and Clacton.

From the Midlands and North, follow the A14 (signposted Felixstowe/Harwich) until you are south of Ipswich. Join the A12 signposted London, then take the A120 signposted Harwich. From the A120 join the A133 for Clacton, Frinton, Walton, St Osyth, Brightlingsea etc.

If you are looking to extend your stay you can park for free in our Council run car parks (except Holland Haven and Walton-on-the-Naze) from 3pm to 6am.

By Ferry Harwich International Port is one of the UK’s leading freight and passenger ports with
excellent links to the Midlands, London and the South East. The passenger ferry terminal is run by Stena Line.

Harwich International Port
Web: www.harwich.co.uk
Tel: 01255 242000

By Air London Stansted airport is within easy reach by road (approximately 60 miles.)
Tel: 0870 000 0303


By Rail Regular trains run to the Essex Sunshine Coast with daily direct services from both Clacton and Harwich International to London Liverpool Street. Average journey time from London is 1 hour 45 minutes.
Web: www.nationalrail.co.uk
Tel: 08457 484 950

By Bus For local Bus Service contact Essex Traveline on:
Tel: 0871 200 2233

By Coach National Express operates regular coach services to Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze.
There are daily services with connections to London, the Midlands and the North West. For timetable information contact National Express on:
Tel: 08717 818781
Web: www.nationalexpress.com


Explore the seafronts of Essex with thier brightly coloured beach huts,
each one with its own unique style!

Tourist Information
Our Tourist Information Centres are awaiting your call or visit. They will be delighted to advise you on places to visit during your stay on the Essex Sunshine Coast. They can help you with maps, guides, walks, souvenirs and local information. They can also book accommodation and day trips for you.

Contact Us
ClactonTourist Information Centre: clactontic@tendringdc.gov.uk

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Area Map

Sea front gardens Clacton

Jellied eels at Clacton

Community Centre Walton-on-the-Naze

Visit our friendly team at the Tourist Information Centres across Tendring for information and help during your stay





Things To Do Map


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Contact Clacton Tourist Information Centre - Tel: 01255 686633 - e-mail: clactontic@tendringdc.gov.uk



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