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Fondly known as the Sunshine Coast of Essex, the family-friendly town and seaside resort is ever popular with holidaymakers and day-trippers from London. A new house offers the ‘fun of the fair’ and Blue Flag beaches, as well as plenty of local facilities and amenities.

New builds in Clacton-on-Sea

A money and time-saving choice, new homes provide you with high energy efficiency.  This makes your abode easy to heat in the colder months, has less impact on the environment and reduces your monthly bills – so you have more freedom to enjoy everything Clacton-on-Sea has to offer.

Living in Clacton-on-Sea

Well connected

The A12 is Essex’s main cross-country route out of Greater London, plus the A120 and A133 will also take you into the town. For commuters, Colchester and Harwich are both about 18 miles away, Chelmsford is just over 40 miles away and Ipswich is about 30 miles away. 

Train services from Clacton to Colchester take around half an hour, making it a good alternative to driving. The average journey time by train to London Liverpool Street is an hour and a half, via Colchester and Chelmsford. For overseas travel, Stansted Airport is 50 miles to the west, with a drive time of around an hour. There are several operators covering bus travel around town, including National Express services to London.

Beautiful days out

Colchester is the town to head for, for a great mix of shops and sights, with a historic market town twist. It’s ideal for a day trip, especially out of season when you won’t have the summertime temptation of Martello Bay and West Beach.  Between Colchester and Ipswich, there’s a wonderful area of protected countryside – the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Crossing the border, you can also head into the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the other direction, Brightlingsea’s Waterside Marina is a haven for yachts and sailing events. 

North Essex has also got some lovely countryside views, and the Hamford Water National Nature Reserve is a short drive up the coast via the area’s other coastal towns – Holland-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Everything you need

Clacton-on-Sea offers a wide range of day-to-day facilities and amenities, alongside the fun of seasonal seaside shopping. Including a range of shopping centres, you also have several supermarkets to choose from. In the summer, the Pavilion and the Pier become the focal point for leisure and entertainment, however you have year-round amusements and leisure facilities, plus popular live events, theatre and music. 

Ideal for growing families, the town has primary and secondary school choices, such as Clacton County High and Clacton Coastal Academy. The Colchester Institute also has a campus in Clacton, for further education and vocational courses.