Jaywick

The village of Jaywick first became a holiday resort back in the 1930's, when a man by the name of Frank Steadman decided to build detached holiday chalets for the affluent of East London to purchase as weekend homes.

Some of these properties still exist in their original format, although most have been modernised. In the last few years, there has been considerable investment into the area, with a new development of about forty homes, to the rear of the existing village, being built about three years ago. The regeneration of the Jaywick area is ongoing, with a new road being constructed at the same time as our development, linking the Boathouse site to the main Clacton road on the far side of Jaywick village.

At each end of the sea wall along the Jaywick front there are slipways for the launching of ones personal boats, launching fees may apply. The beach just over the sea wall from the properties is sandy and offers safe bathing for those inclined. You are only 20/30 minutes walk or 15 minutes car ride from the historic town of St.Osyth, with its famous Priory. Nearby Clacton has an array of all the usual shops, supermarkets and a department store, and of course the pier and lot of seaside attractions. There is a regular bus route into Clacton, and Clacton train station has a fast main line route into London Liverpool Street, (approximately a one hour journey). Stansted is only about 45 miles away by road straight down the A120, and linking with the M11 at junction 8. Alternatively from the Colchester bypass, the A12 connects with the M25 at junction 28. The historic university town of Colchester is only a few miles away with mainly pedestrianised areas and big name stores and designer boutiques.

Other sites re Jaywick and Clacton
www.jaywick.net
http://shewolf.notnet.co.uk/jaywick/
www.clacton-on-sea-web.co.uk