Tendring has been the perfect retreat for day trippers and holidaymakers looking for a staycation this year with sunny skies and pretty beaches.

Tendring District Council launched its Shop Safe campaign in July, to reignite life back into High Streets and town centres, and along with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, businesses have been bouncing back from the struggle that the Covid 19 crisis has brought this year.

Tendring is blessed with numerous hotels, B&B’s and caravan and camping accommodation, and many have adjoining restaurants.

Jason Smedley, from the Royal Hotel on Clacton seafront, said: “We are participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme because we want to welcome back our customers.

"Visitors can relax and enjoy the delicious food in our restaurant, knowing that we have taken the right precautions to ensure everyone is safe.”

The Royal Hotel overlooks Clacton’s sandy beach and award-winning pier and guests can enjoy a nostalgic look back into Clacton’s long history as a seaside holiday resort.

Helen Egner at the Alma Inn in Harwich said, "Our staff have been fully trained and aware of safety measures in place.

"Staff wear face coverings and we ask that customers wear them too when entering and exiting the building and when getting up from their tables.

"There is an abundance of hand sanitiser throughout the hotel and restaurant and tables are spaced out to adhere to social distancing.

"The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been so popular, and we are delighted to have welcomed new and regular customers back to The Alma."

With a couple of weeks left of the summer holidays, there is another reason to enjoy a staycation in Tendring.

Last week the Government announced the safe re-opening of additional attractions such as soft play and bowling.

This means that the long-awaited Discovery Bay soft play on Clacton Pier can safely welcome back families and those looking for fun this summer.

Finally, it’s good news for those who enjoy a pre-holiday pamper as the government has also given the greenlight for beauty salons to safely offer facial treatments.

So, if it’s a romantic weekend away for two, or a fun-filled family holiday, the sunshine coast has a lot to offer those looking for a worry-free getaway this summer.