Information to help you make the most of your stay on the Essex Sunshine Coast...

Welcome to our access page with useful links and information on making your trip to the Essex Sunshine Coast easier for everyone.

Holiday Accommodation

Some of the accommodation linked to this site MAY be suitable for those visitors with visual, hearing or physical impairments. We would advise that you check your requirements with the proprietor of the establishment before booking.

National Accessible Scheme

Proprietors of accommodation taking part in the National Accessible Scheme are committed to accessibility. If you have particular mobility, visual or hearing needs, look out for our National Accessible Scheme.

You can be confident of finding accommodation or attractions that meet your needs by looking for the nationally recognised symbols. Properties and attractions displaying these symbols will have met the National Accessible Scheme criteria. If you have addition special needs or requirements you are recommended to make sure that these can be met by your chosen establishment before confirming your reservation.

For more information log on to: or Tourism for all


Many of the District’s public toilets have facilities operated by the National Radar Key system. For a full listing of accessible toilets or to purchase a Radar key contact one of our local Tourist Information Centre.

Car Parking

Mobility vehicles may be parked free of charge on all Council car parks for up to three hours in any one day, providing a blue parking badge is displayed correctly and the clock is set accurately. Disabled badge holders are entitled to unlimited parking in designated on street parking areas, which are marked with a white broken line (excluding permit zones).

For further details on car parks and parking contact:
Car Parks, Tendring District Council
Tel: 01255 686868 (office hours only)

Alternatively log on to Tendring District Councils Parking Services Page.

Provisions in Theatres/Cinemas

Both the Princes and West Cliff Theatres in Clacton, the Electric Palace Cinema in Harwich and Frinton Summer Theatre have designated spaces suitable for wheelchair users and carer’s / support workers. However we would recommend that you discuss any specific needs at the time of booking your tickets.