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 peak of tourists in the summer months between the 1950s and 1970s. Today it seems very run down and there are few glimpses of the thriving seaside town that was. In 2015 Jaywick one of it's suburbs was in the top ten most deprived areas in England. In 2019 it was rated by Which magazines the second worst resort in the country. Having visited many of England's seaside towns I found this the most depressing by far. However It does have one of the cleanest beaches in the UK and was awarded a Blue Flag in 2019.