Martello Bay, Clacton, CO15 1BN

Martello BeachClacton on Sea is the largest and busiest of the Essex Sunshine Coast's resorts.  It boasts beautiful golden beaches, a fun-packed pier, exceptionally maintained seafront gardens, sea front kiosks, two theatres and pleasure flights.

This beach can also boast Blue Flag status which was regained this year.  The beach is gently shelving and benefits from a child safety wristband scheme to provide reassurance for 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.

Martello Bay is located approximately one mile from town centre and is adjacent to West Beach.

The town is served by mainline railway connections to London and Ipswich and road connections from the north (Ipswich and Colchester) via A12, A120 and A133.

Martello TowerBeach Facilities

  • Sandy
  • Cafe/restaurant/pub
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilet facilities / disabled / pushchair access to beach
  • Deckchair hire
  • Slipway
  • First aid
  • Lost child centre
  • Promenade
  • Pier (Nr adjacent West Beach)
  • Dog restricted area
  • Crazy golf
  • Bus stop at beach and on a cycle route
  • Car Parking - pay car park / street parking

Other things to be aware of

  • Powered and non powered watercraft
  • Kite and wind surfing
  • Groynes and rocks
    Check local signage for further information or contact Parking and Seafronts on 01255 686969 or email

Immediate surrounding area

  • Town
  • Shop(s)
  • Amusement arcade

Other attractions within 10 miles

  • Shopping
  • Leisure centre
  • Nature Reserve
  • Theme park
  • Craft centre
Last updated on: 23/05/2017 - 09:39