Clacton-on-Sea is a seaside town with a rich Victorian heritage, reflected in the grandeur of its buildings, pier and promenade. It has beautiful cliff walks and award-winning gardens and beaches. Martello Bay is one of only seven blue flag beaches in the East of England.
The town is a comfortable ninety-minute commute from London. The property market is buoyant yet affordable. A three bedroom detached house costs an average of £180,000. The cost of living is low compared to other towns of its size in the UK.
Clacton Job Opportunities
The town's economy relies significantly on tourism and has a strong service sector. The town centre is home to all of the UK's major retailers. Clacton has a number of residential facilities for the elderly, which provide numerous job opportunities in healthcare.
There are two business parks and a large factory outlet village to the northeast of the town. Clacton airport lies to the west. The landscape around the town is mostly rural and there are vacancies for those looking to work in the agricultural sector. Slightly further afield, the ports of Harwich and Felixstow provide a myriad of opportunities for manual workers, and those seeking employment in operations and logistic jobs.
The Colchester Institute has a campus in Clacton, which offers employment opportunities and training for apprenticeships.
Clacton Employment Trends
Unemployment figures for Clacton-on-Sea are higher than the national average but the seasonal nature of the tourism industry means that these figures do not necessarily reflect true employment levels.
A three million pound cash boost has been made available for the third phase of a major coastal protection scheme. Significant investment is being made into the development of offshore wind farms. Tendring council has recently launched two major new initiatives: a strategy to expand the town's tourism industry and a job creation scheme called 'Getting Tendring Back To Work.'