REPTILES, fish, hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs are just some of the pets available to buy in a new store on Dovercourt High Street.

Kaywoods pets, aquatic and reptile centre has taken over the premises from Worktops kitchen design and planning at 264 High Street.

Paul Cremer has run the Clacton branch of Kaywoods since 2009 and believes Dovercourt is crying out for this type of shop.

“There has been a gap in the market for a pet shop for a long time in Dovercourt and I have made offers for two or three other stores before eventually getting this one.”