Clacton Leisure Centre

Whether you’re looking to burn calories, relax and unwind or keep the children entertained, you’ll discover something at Clacton Leisure Centre to help you achieve your goals.

Enjoy an Active Lifestyle

Located just a ten-minute walk from the town centre and train station, it’s the ideal place for the whole family to enjoy an active lifestyle.

If getting fit is your aim, our team of fitness instructors can help you make the most of our 60-station gym, 25-metre swimming pool and extensive programme of classes, which features everything from holistic relaxation and Aquacise to high-energy sessions like Body Combat and spinning.

And when it comes to unwinding after a workout, our Wellbeing Zone includes an aromatherapy room, a sauna and a steam room and provides a relaxing space to indulge in some time to yourself.

For the kids, our junior fitness classes and gym sessions are always a popular choice, and we also offer racket sports including badminton, short tennis and table tennis. Lessons and courses are a great way to incorporate regular exercise into your kids’ lives while helping them develop new skills, and our programme includes trampolining, football and gymnastics (for which we follow the British Gymnastics scheme).

Our Swim School lessons follow the ASA national plan to enable children and adults alike to advance their swimming skills.

Before you head home, be sure to pop in and refuel at our on-site café. Offering a tempting array of drinks, snacks and cakes, it’s the perfect pit stop when you’ve worked up an appetite.

Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles
Sports Hall
Health Suite
Swimming Pool
All-weather Pitch
Squash Courts
Climbing Wall
Fitness Classes
Kids Parties
Table tennis
Private Hire
Kids Activities
Pool Inflatables
Swimming School
Family Swim
Adapted for Wheelchairs
Disabled Toilet
Ramp Access
Accessible Parking
Poolside Hoist
Changing Hoist
Accessible Changing

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Planning Your Visit


[email protected]

01255 686688


Clacton Leisure Centre, Vista Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 6DB.

By Bus

2A, 97, 136, 137

By Train

Clacton Railway Station

Bike Rack


Facilities & Activities

The Gym

Our 60-station gym is an inviting, open-plan space featuring a variety of state-of-the-art cardio machines and resistance equipment, plus a modern functional training area and specialist equipment including Wattbikes, a Kaiser Bike and a Speed Fit Treadmill to enhance your fitness and add variety to your programmes.

Our expert instructors are on hand to help you create a personalised gym programme, and you can also access personal training sessions if you’re looking for regular one-to-one guidance and motivation.

If you’re recovering from an illness or injury and are unsure where to start you can join us through our dedicated GP referral, Cardiac Scheme or Diabetes Rehabilitation sessions.

Juniors aged 12-15 can take advantage of our Junior Gym sessions, which give them access to our cardio and training areas while teaching them how to safely use gym equipment and the benefits of forming long-term healthy habits.

A range of gym equipment in a gym studio
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The Studios

Our spacious studios play host to a varied programme of fun and sociable exercise classes and are a great way to add something new to your fitness regime.

High-energy classes like Body Combat will get you burning some serious calories – 730 calories on average per session, in fact! Those who want to improve strength and mobility may like to try Pilates or our Body Conditioning class, which will keep you burning calories for up to 48 hours after your workout.

Alternatively, spinning is a high-energy, low-impact class designed to be adapted to individual fitness levels, and you’ll find our disco-lit spin studio a vibrant setting for this ever-popular session.

There really is something to suit all ages and abilities – check out our weekly timetable to find out what’s on.

Spinning machines in a spin studio
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The Swimming Pool

Whether you want to swim lengths, join in an Aquacise class or simply enjoy a splash about with the family, you’ll find dedicated sessions for all this and more in our six-lane, 25-metre pool.

With a depth range of 0.9–1.8 meters, easy-access steps and a hoist, it’s accessible to everyone and a perfect place to safely enjoy the many benefits of exercising in the water. Some of our family-swim sessions come complete with floats for even more fun!

Lessons in our Swim School are offered for everyone from three-month-old babies right up to advanced sessions for adults, which are delivered in groups or as one-to-one sessions.

Courses run over 50 weeks of the year and all lessons are delivered according to the ASA national plan, making them an ideal choice for anyone who wants to build water confidence, improve technique or even train for an event.

The swimming pool at Clacton
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The Wellbeing Zone

Our Wellbeing Zone is the perfect place to unwind and savour a little me-time after a workout.

Featuring a traditional sauna and a steam room – both of which deliver a range of health benefits – it’s an inviting space designed to help you relax and rejuvenate both body and mind.

A woman relaxing in a sauna
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The Sports Hall

The sports hall at Clacton is a multi-sport space featuring six badminton courts, four tennis courts, three table-tennis tables and a full range of equipment available to hire – which means there is no need to invest in your own if you’re looking to try something new.

A great place to work out, refine your skills, or simply have fun with friends and family, our hall is also available for private hire and makes a spacious setting for kids’ parties, celebrations and events.

Our hall is the location for many of our lessons and courses for children, including gymnastics and trampolining. It’s also used by organisations such as Sport For Confidence, whose programmes allow health professionals and specialist coaches to provide inclusive sporting opportunities to people who face barriers to participation, such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia, autism, physical impairment or disability, homelessness, and many other complex health needs.

A man prepares to serve in an indoor badminton game
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Treatments & Private Hire

Experiencing issues with muscle pain, mobility or joint issues? Why not book an appointment with The Tendring Osteopaths, based in one of our on-site treatment rooms.

You’ll meet with a friendly and professional osteopath whose goal is to help you restore normal function and stability of the body.

We also have treatment rooms available for private hire. Easily accessible, they’re located within our busy leisure centre and are perfect for everything from office space to a salon treatment room.

You’ll also benefit from opportunities to advertise your business to hundreds of visitors each week.

A woman receives osteopathic treatment
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All Weather Pitch

Enjoy the beautiful game all year round on our all-weather pitch. You can book an informal kick-about with a pay-and-play session, available throughout the week, or help the kids improve their soccer skills by booking them a place on one of our football courses.

Our pitch is also the meeting place for a number of clubs, including youth and adult ladies’ hockey and Healthy for Life groups.

Clubs are a fantastic way to try something new and enjoy being active while meeting new people, so why not get in touch to find out what’s on offer?

An astro turf pitch
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Serving a selection of hot and cold drinks and a wide range of delicious snacks, our on-site café is a great spot for catching up with friends over a coffee or simply grabbing a quick and nutritious shake on the go.

Café manager Sue and her friendly team create a welcoming atmosphere and are always happy to advise on food choices that will complement your healthy lifestyle.

Away from the centre, Sue is the owner of Oh For Goodness Cake, which offers the most amazing cakes, afternoon teas and buffets. If you’re planning a children’s party or hosting a celebration or corporate event, be sure to contact Sue to discuss your requirements – your catering will be in great hands!

Coffee and cafe