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Clacton-on-Sea – a mix of apartments, medium sized detached homes and retirement bungalows.
Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town in the Tendring peninsula and is situated in Essex, eastern England. It is a seaside resort that saw a peak of tourists between the 1950s and 1970s and the town's economy continues to rely significantly on entertainment and day-trip facilities.
The north west part of the town has two business/industrial parks which provides many of the employment opportunities, as does the Port of Harwich.
Clacton has expanded substantially since the 1980s, with new housing estates on the rural margins of town, and some brownfield developments. Many residents commute to Colchester, Witham, Chelmsford or London and there is also a large retired population in Clacton-on-Sea.
Clacton-on-Sea is at the end of the A133 road which connects it with Colchester.
The town is served by Clacton-on-Sea railway station (90 minutes to London Liverpool Street station) and you can also easily reach London with National Express Coach services.
There is a good bus route network within Clacton, making Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze easily accessible.
It also has an airfield which has been active since its use by the RAF during the Second World War.
Clacton has a pleasure pier, arcades, a golf course and caravan parks. The town and its beaches are still popular with tourists in summer and there is an annual carnival and Clacton Airshow in August.
Clacton has a shopping area with many of the usual national chains represented, and a Factory Shopping Village to the north of the town. There are also two theatres, the West Cliff and the Princes.
The town is served by three secondary schools, Clacton Coastal Academy, Clacton County High School and Tendring Enterprise Studio School. It has several junior schools.
Tenants can find most local letting agents in the town centre on station road. Use PropertyHeads to find local, recommended companies to help with your move.
Jaywick Sands lays just 2 miles to the west of Clacton-on-Sea. This is one of the older developments in the area, consisting mainly of holiday homes and there are plans for considerable redevelopment around the town. Jaywick’s main housing areas are divided into the Tudor Estate area, in the north, and Brooklands in the south west.
The average rent for a 1 bedroom flat in Jaywick in £600 per month whereas a 3 bedroom house averages £1,200.
Holland-on-Sea is a seaside village just north east of Clacton on Sea. It has several independent shops, churches and a long stretch of beach making it very desirable location for families. There are very few 1 bedroom flats available here but a 2 bedroom rental starts from £700 a month. 2 bedroom flats with a sea view are available for £1,000 and three bedroom houses average £1,300 per month.
Little Clacton is a picturesque village to the north west of Clacton-on-Sea. The village hosts a variety of local shops to satisfy every day needs and there is a regular bus service in to the main town. This is population retirement location and many of the properties here are bungalows.
Rental properties in Little Clacton are quite rare, but you can find 3 bedroom bungalows for around £1,250 per month.
A 1 bedroom flat in the older part of town or on Marine Parade costs about £600 per month to rent, while a more substantial property, such as a 4 bedroom terrace house near the beach front, is available for £1,300 per month.