For fun family holidays and UK short breaks, you’ll love our great-value hotels in Clacton-on-Sea. Popular with tourists for over 100 years, this seaside resort has something for everyone, whether you’re spending days out with the kids in Clacton on its famous pier, enjoying the rides and amusements at the Clacton Pavilion or bargain-hunting at Clacton Shopping Village. Plus, our family Meal Deals, free Wi-Fi and luxurious beds will help make great holidays in Clacton-on-Sea even better.
Hotels in Clacton-on-Sea
Places like Clacton-on-Sea
Check out our hotels in Southend-on-Sea and our Margate hotel.
Get more out of your next UK short break by extending your stay and visiting other places like Clacton nearby. Our hotels in Southend-on-Sea are just over an hour’s drive away, and popular with families thanks to top attractions like Southend Pier. Or why not head a little further south to our Margate hotels and enjoy exciting family breaks near Dreamland?
Things to do in Clacton-on-Sea
Visit top family attractions in Clacton
Holidays in Clacton-on-Sea wouldn’t be complete without visiting Clacton Pier. With arcade games and rides for all ages, it’s easy to see why it’s one of Clacton’s top activities. Just next door, you can look forward to fun days out with the kids at Clacton Pavilion, home to bowling alleys, exciting adventure golf courses and the Pavilion Waterpark.
Enjoy days out at the beach
We might not be able to guarantee the weather in Clacton, but this seaside resort is home to plenty of family-friendly beaches when you’re looking for some sun, sea and sand. Take your pick from some of the top beaches in Clacton, including the popular Clacton Beach, the quieter Jaywick Sands Beach and the scenic St Osyth Beach.
Get a taste of local culture in Clacton
Whether you’re enjoying events in Clacton-on-Sea or visiting its top cultural attractions, there’s plenty of attractions in Clacton for culture-lovers to enjoy. Catch a show at popular Clacton venues like Princes Theatre and West Cliff Theatre, explore the exciting East Essex Aviation Museum, or go bargain-hunting at the Clacton Sunday Market or Clacton Shopping Village.
What are the nearest train stations in Clacton-on-Sea?
Clacton-on-Sea train station is the resort’s main station, and you’ll find it just a five-minute drive away from Clacton Pier. Other train stations near Clacton-on-Sea include Weeley station and Frinton-on-Sea station, both just a 15-minute drive from Clacton Pier.
What are the nearest beaches in Clacton-on-Sea?
The nearest beach to Clacton-on-Sea town centre is Clacton Beach – it’s the most popular beach in Clacton, and you’ll find it right next to Clacton Pier. If you’re looking for other beaches near Clacton to explore during your UK short break, then you’ll find Jaywick Sands Beach just a five-minute drive away from Clacton Pier, and St Osyth Beach a 15-minute drive away.
What type of beaches does Clacton-on-Sea have?
Beaches in Clacton-on-Sea are sandy and family-friendly, so it’s easy to see why going to the beach is one of the most popular activities on holidays in Clacton.
How many beaches are there in Clacton-on-Sea?
Clacton Beach is this seaside resort’s main beach, but nearby you’ll also find Jaywick Sands Beach and St Osyth Beach. If you don’t mind driving out a little further, then you’ll find other beaches near Clacton-on-Sea such as Brightlingsea Beach and Frinton Beach, both just a 25-minute drive away from Clacton Pier.
What are the best places to eat in Clacton-on-Sea?
After tasting some sweet treats on Clacton seafront during the day, you can look forward to enjoying some great-value meals in Clacton in the evenings. Our Bowling Green Table Table restaurant is just a 15-minute drive from Clacton Pier while our Thyme restaurant is right next to Clacton seafront, and both will be serving up delicious dinners for the whole family.
What are the best things to do in Clacton-on-Sea at night?
From live music events to shows at Clacton venues like the Princes Theatre, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Clacton-on-Sea in the evenings. Enjoy Clacton nightlife throughout your stay or visit the bar in our hotels in Clacton for a laid-back evening drink.
What family friendly activities can you do in Clacton-on-Sea?
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to family activities in Clacton-on-Sea. Enjoy the rides and amusements on Clacton Pier, play adventure golf or bowling at Clacton Pavilion, and meet all kinds of marine life at Clacton’s SeaQuarium. Hasty’s Adventure Farm is another top attraction, too, and ideal if you’re looking for places to visit in Clacton with the kids.
What outdoor activities can you do in Clacton-on-Sea?
Whether you fancy kiting or renting a kayak on the seafront or souvenir shopping at Clacton Sunday market, you’ll find plenty of things to do near Clacton Beach throughout your stay. Plus, nature-lovers won’t want to miss exploring scenic local spots like Brook Country Park and Curve Wake Park, or why not hire a bike and find some exciting cycling trails in Clacton?
What indoor activities can you do in Clacton-on-Sea?
Whatever the weather in Clacton-on-Sea, this seaside resort has something to keep all ages entertained. From shopping at the popular Clacton Shopping Village to watching shows at the West Cliff Theatre, you’ll love indoor activities in Clacton-on-Sea. Plus, if you’re planning a spa weekend in Clacton, there’s plenty of local spas and pools to choose from.