Removals to Clacton-on-Sea
Organising house moves to Clacton-on-Sea? Essex removals company Greens Removals, Chelmsford, is a long-established firm with 40 years' experience in domestic and overseas removals. We organise competitively priced home and office removals to all parts of Essex including to and from the popular resort of Clacton-on-Sea. We are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered so you know that we are a company that you can depend on.
The Greens Removals team offer high standards of customer service for removals to and from all parts of Essex including Clacton-on-Sea, South Benfleet, Southend, Chelmsford, Harwich, Colchester and Basildon. As we are Essex based, we have full knowledge of the area and will provide you with a service you can trust. Read on to discover our brief town guide to those moving house to Clacton-on-Sea.
About Clacton-on Sea
Clacton, dubbed 'London by the Sea', has been a popular destination with tourists since the late 1800s. It saw its peak in tourism in the mid-20th century but it is still a fashionable destination for visitors who flock to the town's beaches in summer, including the Blue Flag beach at Martello Bay and the award-winning West Beach. In addition to its day trippers and holiday makers, it is also a sought after location for retirees and families moving house to Essex to live by the water.
Shopping in Clacton
As well as its seaside shops and high street chains such as Marks and Spencer and WHSmith, one of the most popular shopping areas is the award-winning Clacton Factory Outlet, which is an outdoor, pedestrianised shopping village. A variety of shops are represented here including clothing, furniture, homeware, jewellery and outdoor equipment, and products are sold at heavily discounted prices. Open all year round (with the exception of Christmas Day), it offers parking for up to 1,000 cars and has a large children's outdoor playground.
Clacton's population has increased sevenfold in the years 1900 to 2000, largely because of its popularity as a resort, and as a place to retire. Average house prices are around £340,000 in the Albany Gardens East Area and around £100,000 in Andover Close, Azalea Way and Beach Road (2014 prices). According to the Land Registry, you can expect to pay about £106,000 for a flat, £128,000 for a terraced property and an average of £191,000 for a detached home.
Clacton, which has a population of around 50,000, has a variety of employment opportunities. As a tourist resort, it is largely a service driven economy and has two business parks: Gorse Lane Industrial Estate and Oakwood Business Park. Many people also work in the nearby Port of Harwich.
If you are moving house to Clacton with secondary school children, the town has three senior schools – Clacton Coastal Academy, the former grammar Clacton County High, which specialises in performing arts, and Tendring Enterprise Studio, which is linked to local employers and offers academic and vocational education. The Colchester Institute of further and higher education has campuses in Thomas Road and Church Road.
As a tourist resort with a number of caravan parks based here, Clacton has plenty of attractions. Visitors and locals alike descend on its beaches in summer and the landmark Victorian pier with its amusement arcade, funfair, restaurants and aquarium. In August, various festivals are held here including the annual carnival and the Clacton Air Show which features well-known aircraft including the Red Arrows. If you like to see live performances, there are also two theatres in the town – Princess Theatre and West Cliff Theatre.
Trains run hourly to London Liverpool Street and the journey takes about an hour and a half. The National Express also runs coach services to London three times a day. Regional buses travel to Clacton, Harwich and Colchester. If you are looking to get out and about in the town centre, most of it can be covered by foot, but if you are taking the car, there are plenty of car parks offering relatively cheap parking.