Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town in the Tendring peninsula and district in Essex, eastern England, and was founded as an urban district in 1871. It is a seaside resort that saw a culmination of tourists in the summer months in the midst of the 1950s and 1970s.
The town’s economy continues to rely significantly upon entertainment and day-trip facilities and it is strong in the relieve sector, with a large retired population. The north-west part of the town has two business/industrial parks. In the wider district, agriculture and occupations connected to the Port of Harwich provide extra employment. It lies within the Clacton United Kingdom Parliament constituency.