Clacton is the largest and busiest of the Essex Sunshine Coast’s resorts. It boasts beautiful golden beaches, a fun-packed pier, and beautifully maintained themed seafront gardens, seafront kiosks, two theatres, pleasure flights and a range of sports on land and water. Beaches are gently shelving and benefits from a free child safety wristband scheme to assist parents. The thriving town centre combines national chain stores with independent shops, the nearby factory shopping village offers designer labels at bargain prices. A calendar of events including a free two-day air show keep visitors entertained throughout the year.