Clacton Pier’s 2019 season “got off to a flying start” last weekend, with warmer than usual temperatures combining with the beginning of half term to boost visitor numbers for the attraction.
Along with busy rides and a bustling Seaquarium, the pier boasted a new ticket office for the season, and work continues on phase two of the Pier’s development to turn the land- mark into a truly 52-week a year attraction.
Communications manager Nigel Brown described the weekend as a promising start, noting the importance of keeping the momentum going.
“The weather can be a bit of a lottery at this time of the year and you never know what you are going to get,” he said.
“However, it was dry all weekend and the sun shone yesterday (Sunday) and there were a good number of people about all along the seafront.
“It got us off to an encouraging start to the new season, but we need to keep this up to service our long term obligations for the new development and all our other ongoing regular bills.”