Clacton Pier

Amusement park in the United Kingdom

Clacton Pier
Clacton-on-sea, Essex, England, UK
Status Operating
Opened 1871
Owner Billy & Elliott Ball
Entrance to Clacton Pier in 2012
Clacton Pier in 1984

Clacton Pier is a seaside pier in England, UK. It is situated across the promenade from Pavilion Fun Park.


In the 1930s, a roller coaster was constructed on the pier called Steel Stella. The ride was a big success and remained at the pier until the 1970s when a fire in the lift house caused severe damage which resulted in the closure and subsequent demolition of the ride.

Since then the pier has been home to a Vekoma Whirlwind coaster and a number of smaller coasters. In 2011, the current owners installed Stellas Revenge, an Interpark roller coaster relocated from a closed park.

Since 2018, The pier has been regenerating areas and improving previously outdated sites - This included the opening of a new golf course and solf play centre in 2018 and 2 major rides in 2020.

Roller coasters


Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Roller Looping Star Pinfari Sit-Down 2021 Operating
Roller Wild Mouse Coaster D.P.V. Rides Kiddie 2000 or earlier Operating


Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Powered Go Gator A.R.M. Kiddie 1988 2021 Unknown
Roller Sprinter J. Bakker Denies Kiddie 1990 1994 or later Exported to Poland
Roller Steel Stella Double Grip Tubular Steel Amusement Devices Hybrid
Side Friction
1937 1973 Scrapped
Roller Stellas Revenge Interpark Sit-Down 2011 2020 Exported to South America
Roller Toboggan Chance Rides Sit-Down 2009 2009 Travelling UK
Roller Whirlwind Vekoma Sit-Down 1983 1985 Relocated to Särkänniemi Amusement Park via Vekoma



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Dodgems C&S Dodgems 2018
Dumbos Modern Products Junior Jets 2003
Giant Wheel Mondial Ferris Wheel 2021
Go Karts Mack Rides Go-Karts 2014
Helter Skelter Supercar Helter Skelter 2009
Miami Beach Party Kirdale Engineering Miami 2016
Mini Wheel SBF Visa Group Junior Ferris Wheel Unknown
Scalextric Industrias Royo Junior Track Ride 2013
Twister Sonacase Twist 2001
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1995
White Water Log Flume Reverchon Log Flume 2020


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Wheel Soli Ferris Wheel 1976 2000 Part-exchange with Sonacase
Castle Slide Playsafe Giant Slide Unknown 1987 Scrapped
Cha Cha Cha A.P.E. Calypso 1972 1976 Relocated to Dreamland Margate
Cresta Run Supercar Helter Skelter Unknown 1983 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Dodgems Unknown Dodgems Unknown 2016 Scrapped
Flying Coaster Aero-Affiliates Flying Coaster 1976 1978 Scrapped
Fourth Dimension Maxwell Waltzer c.1981 1992 Travelling UK
Gallopers Savage Carousel 1978 1982 Travelling UK
Ghost Safari Pinfari Tracked Dark Ride 1978 1980s Scrapped
Haunted Mansion Modern Products Tracked Dark Ride 2000 2010 Scrapped
Helicopters Allan Herschell Company Junior Jets 1970s 1990s Relocated to Funland Hayling Island
Jets Lusse Jets 1994 1998 Sold (stored)
Jumping Ships Allan Herschell Company Sea Storm 1978 1996 Sold (not used), scrapped
Let's Dance Safeco Jump & Smile 2002 2002 Travelling Asia
Log Flume Big Country Motioneering Log Flume 1994 1994 Relocated to MW's Amusement Park
Moonrocket R.J Lakin & Maxwell Moonrocket 1939 1939 Relocated to Morecambe Pleasure Beach
NASA J. Bakker Denies Ramba Zamba 1979 1982 Unknown
Outrage Fairmatt Miami 2015 2016 Travelling UK
Round-Up Hrubetz Round-Up 1987 1988 Travelling UK
Red Baron Maxwell Junior Jets 1974 or earlier 1990s Relocated to Funland Hayling Island
Sky Diver Maxwell Lifting Paratrooper 1977 2020 Relocated to Weymouth Beach
Skyliner Goforth Industries Cablecars 1970s 1983-1986 Stored with A.R.M.
Speedway Lang Wheels Monte Carlo Rally/Speedway 1938 1970s Scrapped
Super Jets A.P.E. Jets 1978 1978 Relocated to Cosgrove Park
Super Skid R.J. Lakin Swirl/Skid 2012 2014 Sold - not used
Super Speedway R.J. Lakin Ark/Speedway 1980s 1992 Travelling UK
Super Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1978 1980 Relocated to Cosgrove Park
Techno Jump Sartori Jump & Smile 2004 2016 Travelling Italy
Terminator Fairmatt Miami c.2000 2002 Travelling UK
The Tower AK Rides Star Flyer 2014 2014 Travelling UK
Twist Bennett Twist 1995 2000 Part-exchange with Sonacase
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1975 1977 Travelling UK
Waveswinger Zierer Waveswinger 2009 2010 Travelling UK