With a diverse mix of seaside fun, stunning landscapes and cultural and heritage experiences, there is always something to do on the Essex Sunshine Coast… we have a thriving and well-established music, theatre and visual arts scene.

Things to see and do...

Visit our What’s On page for information about local events and things to do, places to visit and attractions. Scroll down to find out more!

Visitor Attractions

A host of attractions will keep you occupied on your visit, fun and games at Clacton Pier, bowling at Clacton Pavilion.


Visit our Outdoors page for more info about walking, cycling and outdoor persuits in the district, including; The Maritime Trail in Historic Harwich, Guided Walks, the Witchfinders Way in Mistley and Manningtree, and the Walton Trails in Walton-on-the-Naze.

Places to Visit

From the Martello Tower in Jaywick and the Mistly Towers to the unique Naze Tower there are many interesting historical buildings to see in the area.

Yearly Events

A wide range of events take place throughout the year, from the annual airshow, to carnivals, village fetes, town fairs, cycling events and water sports.


A buzzing local nightlife includes an assortment of pubs, clubs, wine bars, restaurants and music establishments.

The vibrant and varied nightlife is one not to be missed with plenty of trendy wine bars, pubs and clubs on offer.

Tourist Information

For ideas for things to see and do call the Tourist Information Centre, Clacton: 01255 686633 

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    Century Cinema Clacton

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    Clacton 150 heritage trail

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    Clacton Pavilion

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    Clacton Pier

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    Curve Water Sports Centre & Aqua Park

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    Dovercourt Skate Rink

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    Electric Palace Cinema

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    Frinton Summer Theatre

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    Harwich Redoubt Fort

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    Jaywick Martello Tower

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    Octopus Ahoy!

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    The Naze Tower

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    The Princes Theatre

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    Walton Pier