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Clacton-On-Sea, Essex

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Clacton-On-Sea, Essex

Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Tendring peninsula, in Essex, England and was founded in 1871. It is a seaside resort that attracted many tourists in the summer months between the 1950s and 1970s, but which like many other British seaside resorts went into decline as a holiday destination since holidays abroad became more affordable. These days it is more popular as a retirement location.
DistrictTendring
Post townCLACTON-ON-SEA
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTM1715
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01255
Population53,000
 

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