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.

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, more details can be found at:

Ardleigh Studios

Look out for open studios in Ardleigh where you can pick up original arts and crafts.

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Charming brushes and brooms display in manningtree High Street.

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