Welcome to Clacton Airshow’s official website!

2019 see’s us celebrate 28 years of flying!

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August 2019 – West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW.

Event opening times: 11am – 9pm Thursday & 11am – 5pm Friday. Entry is FREE.

For general show information: 01255 686633


2019 will once again see our award winning seafronts and west greensward be transformed over two days into a fun filled display/event site and flight viewing area. The event site will welcome in the region of 250,000 visitors wowing the crowds with Impressive aerobatic displays whilst a whole host of exhibition stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level


Visitor Guide

To get the most from your day at the Clacton Airshow please take a look at the FAQ to make your visit as pleasurable as possible.

Our dedicated ground crew wearing orange t-shirts will be on site, selling programs and assisting with your enquiries who can be found throughout the show site.

Whatever your question, they will be happy to help, just look out for their bright orange t-shirts!


Food and Drink

We work with the best catering providers to bring you a fantastic selection of food and beverage options available throughout the show site. They have sourced some of the finest independent food retailers who are passionate about the food they create, offering a splendid selection of gastronomic delights so you’ll never go hungry.  Street food from around the world, artisan bakers and locally sourced produce all come together in three outdoor areas with seating.


On arrival:

Event opening times:
11am – 9pm Thursday & 11am – 5pm Friday.
Entry is FREE.


Tune in

Bring a radio and tune in to Radio Airshow 103.5FM / 729MW.


Getting Here

By Car

From London and the M25, take the A12 signed Chelmsford and Colchester, pass the exits to Colchester West and Colchester Central, and then join the A120 signposted Harwich and Clacton.
From the Midlands and North, follow the A14 (signposted Felixstowe/Harwich) until you are south of Ipswich. Join the A12 signposted London, then take the A120 signposted Harwich. From the A120 join the A133 for Clacton, Frinton, Walton, St Osyth, Brightlingsea etc.

By Ferry

Harwich International Port is one of the UK’s leading freight and passenger ports with
excellent links to the Midlands, London and the South East. The passenger ferry terminal is run by Stena Line.

Harwich International Port
Web: www.harwich.co.uk
Tel: 01255 242000

By Air

London Stansted airport is within easy reach by road (approximately 60 miles.)
Tel: 0870 000 0303

By Rail

Regular trains run to the Essex Sunshine Coast with daily direct services from both Clacton and Harwich International to London Liverpool Street. Average journey time from London is 1 hour 45 minutes.
Web: www.nationalrail.co.uk
Tel: 08457 484 950

By Bus

For local Bus Service contact Essex Traveline on:
Tel: 0871 200 2233

By Coach

National Express operates regular coach services to Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze.
There are daily services with connections to London, the Midlands and the North West. For timetable information contact National Express on:
Tel: 08717 818781
Web: www.nationalexpress.com



Details to be confirmed for 2019 event.



Contact Clacton Tourist Information Centre on: 01255 686633 or log on to Essex Sunshine Coast for further details.



Clacton Airshow is funded by the local council and free to all, if you would like to make a donation to help s put on this excellent local event in future years pelase do so here:



Getting Around

The showground is large and very busy, please wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there is a lot of ground to cover. The site is very open and it can get hot, we advise you bring plenty of water and leave pets at home, drinks and food can be purchased from our vendors on site. Bring wet weather protection if rain is forecast. Binoculars are useful for watching the flights!

To walk from the official show car park to the end of the site will take approximately 40mins.

If you’re lost or need to ask for assistance, look out for one of our team of volunteers who will be able to assist you with any questions about the show, see our lost child scheme and register on arrival in case of lost children, in these big crowds ts easy to loose them!

Show Mobility services operate at the Airshow and there will be a limited number of electric scooters and assistance at the Airshow for disabled visitors to book in advance, contact the airshow team for more info.


Lost Persons

Should you become separated from family or friends, lost persons points are located at:

  • TDC Beach Patrol HQ, near Clacton Pier.
  • TDC Missing Persons Team, Police control unit on the West Greensward.
  • Alternatively consider choosing a meeting point should you become separated when entering the site.
  • A free wrist band scheme operates along the seafront with each section of the beach colour coded. Children are given a corresponding wrist band which makes the task of re-uniting lost children with their family a lot easier. Wrist bands can be obtained from the Beach Patrol Office.


First Aid Points

  • TDC Beach Patrol HQ to the west of the Pier.
  • St John Medical Centre located central site adjacent to the sponsors area.
  • St John First Aid site located at the Martello Tower Picnic Area.
  • St John First Aid site located along Pier Gap.