Clacton named among the best Easter staycation destinations in the UK


An Essex seaside town has been named among the best Easter staycations destinations in the whole of the UK. Travel restrictions in the past couple of years due to the coronavirus pandemic have led many Britons to explore the beauty of the UK rather than travelling abroad.

Taking a jaunt to the seaside is Britons’ top choice for an Easter break this year with 37 per cent of holidaymakers escaping to coastal destinations, according to new research. And Essex boasts a range of beautiful beaches along our 350-mile coastline.

Whether it’s a brisk winter walk or a leisurely summer stroll, here in Essex we’re spoiled for choice. And with so many choices, it’s obvious why an Essex seaside town has been named among the best staycation destinations in the UK this Easter.

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The nation is gearing up to enjoy the first Easter without Covid restrictions in two years, with 47 per cent of Britons taking an Easter holiday, according to new research by Travelodge. And as the weather is set to be hotter than Italy this Easter, one of the places hundreds of people will be flocking to this Easter is Clacton-on-Sea.

Clacton-on-Sea is one of the most popular coastal destinations for Easter this year with Britons’ set to spend £13 billion on the UK hospitality industry boosting the Clacton-on-Sea economy. The average holidaymaker visiting Clacton this Easter is expected to spend on average £322.69 and will be taking a four-day break, according to the Travelodge research.

Collectively Britons are expected to boost the UK economy by £13 billion via their Eastercation breaks. These findings have been revealed in the first segment of the 2022 Travelodge Travel Index. The hotel chain surveyed 2,000 British adults to find out their Easter holiday plans and found the top ten coastal destinations Brits are visiting for Easter this year.

Here are the top 10 best Easter staycation destinations

1. Cornwall

2. Blackpool

3. Devon

4. Brighton

5. Whitby

6. Margate

7. Clacton-on-Sea

8. Northumberland

9. Great Yarmouth

10. Morecambe

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