Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town in the country of Essex in Eastern England. It was previously well known as a national vacation spot, but since the decline of domestic seaside tourism in the UK it has suffered somewhat of a slump.
Because of its seaside location, the value of properties in the town tend to vary according to their proximity to the water. Housing along the Marine Parade tends to be more compact, and of course less private owing to the vehicle and foot traffic, but with a pleasant historical feel to it. Further to the centre of town is the rail station and if one is seeking a property within convenient commuting distance to a larger town, then choosing one of the more spacious residential houses in the area. If schools are more of a priority, then looking West or East may be a fine choice: Great Clacton, for example, is surrounded by playing fields and woods, as well as local schools and colleges.
Because of its recent decline, property prices tend to be fairly low in the town, and whilst this makes it an attractive choice for first time buyers, it remains unclear whether the resell value will be the same.