Clacton-on-Sea is just a few miles south of Walton-on-the-Naze along the north Essex coast. The pier was opened in 1871 initially a 480ft but it now stands at 1180ft (360m). The covered amusement arcade at the shore end is smaller than that at Walton, but there is an excellent cafe at the pier head which serves hot food as well as a selection of cakes. Perfect for my visit! Read more on the history of Walton Pier at the NPS website. Read more about my visit to the pier on 10th June.