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For great shopping you can't beat the Tendring District in North Essex! Either in one of our charming small towns, or visit nearby larger towns such as Colchester or Ipswich.

Some of the shopping experiences on offer include;

• Big name stores
• Independently owned stores
• Frinton-on-Sea, the "Bond Street" of East Anglia.
• Clacton Covered Market
• Local farm shops
• Local fish fresh off the boat
• Farmer Markets
• Traditional markets
• Continental markets


"A shoppers paradise; from the 'Bond Street of Essex,' in Frinton-on-Sea to Clacton's Factory Outlet Shopping Village"

The six main towns in the district, Clacton, Frinton, Dovercourt, Manningtree, Brightlingsea and Walton all offer a unique selection of independent shops as well as your traditional High Street names.

Craft shops, delicatessens, florists, jewellers, book shops, shoe shops, fashion are all on offer as well as an abundance of superb local produce. There are also traditional weekly & farmers markets which are all worth visiting and exploring.

Other shopping on offer

The Waterglade Retail Park, just on the edge of Clacton town centre, offers an excellent selection of High street names and further up the coast, the Triangle Shopping Centre, Frinton-on-Sea is also worth a visit. Harwich Retail Park, which has recently been further developed, is also home to some excellent brand names. Click the link for more information on shopping in Harwich.


The Clacton Factory Outlet is ideally located on the outskirts of Clacton, offering a wide range of individual stores with famous name brands, with discounts of up to 60% off high street prices.

We think you will find that exploring each town will give you a unique shopping experience and there is ample free ‘on street parking’ in each town. However, if you want to stay longer, you can park FREE to find out more details can be found at: http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/travel-and-parking/

Small independent stores like Great Danes in are what makes Frinton-on-Sea a popular shopping desitnation

Clacton Factory Outlet

Check out the Clacton Factory Outlet website for regular events and markets

Marisa Arna Gallery Thorpe

The Marisa Arna gallery in Thorpe-le-Soken specialises in hand  made jewelery, also has a selection of art, cards and scarves and accessories

Out & About Ardleigh

Find independents like Out and About at Tuckwell's in Ardleigh, which offers outdoors and sporting clothes for men and women





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


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