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The Essex Sunshine Coast has excellent road and rail links, and is easy to reach by sea and air.

The Essex Sunshine Coast is very accessible with excellent road and
rail links, with regular trains and coaches from the centre of London.

Our Clacton Tourist Information Centre is awaiting your call or
visit. They can help you with maps, guides, walks, souvenirs and local
information. They can also book accommodation and day trips for you.

By Car

From London and the M25, take the A12 signed Chelmsford and Colchester, pass the exits to Colchester West and Colchester Central, and then join the A120 signposted Harwich and Clacton.

From the Midlands and North, follow the A14 (signposted Felixstowe/Harwich) until you are south of Ipswich. Join the A12 signposted London, then take the A120 signposted Harwich. From the A120 join the A133 for Clacton, Frinton, Walton, St Osyth, Brightlingsea etc.

If you are looking to extend your stay you can park for free in our Council run car parks (except Holland Haven and Walton-on-the-Naze) from 3pm to 6am.

By Ferry

Harwich International Port is one of the UK’s leading freight and passenger ports with
excellent links to the Midlands, London and the South East. The passenger ferry terminal is run by Stena Line.

Harwich International Port
Tel: 01255 242000

By Air

London Stansted airport is within easy reach by road (approximately 60 miles.)

By Rail

Regular trains run to the Essex Sunshine Coast with daily direct services from both Clacton and Harwich International to London Liverpool Street. Average journey time from London is 1 hour 45 minutes.
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By Bus

For local Bus Service contact Essex Traveline on:
Tel: 0871 200 2233

By Coach

National Express operates regular coach services to Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze.
There are daily services with connections to London, the Midlands and the North West. For timetable information contact National Express on:
Tel: 08717 818181

Car Parks

Parking details for the District can be fond by visiting  There is free parking in all car parks (except The Naze and Holland Haven) between 6pm – 8am.

Should you require further information on how to get here and where to park contact the Tourist Information Centre on: or call 01255 686633.