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Southend Pier

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
01702 618747
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Type: Lookouts, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Owner description: The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide visitors with information on why it was built, how it has changed, its important... more » Owner description: The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide visitors with information on why it was built, how it has changed, its important role during two world wars, survived disasters, and continued to provide pleasure for many generations. The Pier is part of our cultural and sociological heritage and we are working to preserve and conserve those reminders. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I thought the ride up and down the pier on the train is very bumpy. Good view, but not much up there. Cafe and a lifeboat shop.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely walk along the longest pier (1.3 miles long) in the UK- Visit the RNLI station and show some support and the new pavilion. Take the train back to land and visit the small museum (easy to miss though when you get off the train on your right side). A pier with

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Train and fishing for about £5 on a sunny day. Feathering for mackerel off of the pier by the lifeboat station. Caught about 15 or so. Can be a tackle minefield in some spots. Good toilets and a fee other buts at the end. New café which is good. Land end has a few arcades and other prices bits to... More

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Canterbury
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've lived in Southend for all my life and I rarely go to the pier because the weather is never really that great but on occasion a walk down the beach and along the pier is lovely. With the right people a walk down the pier is a nice length to catch up and enjoy the view even though it's... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had a nice long walk here and enjoyed it plenty to see here and has lots on the pier too pubs cafe and life guard station too.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
13 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I had just flown back into the UK to Southend Airport and, given that we had returned to the British seaside, thought we'd pay the coast a visit. If we were to do one thing in Southend, it had to be to visit the famous pier. We didn't have that long on the car parking ticket, so... More

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leigh on sea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What is the point of having the longest pier in the world if there is nothing to do except have a cup of tea at the end of it.walk or take the train down it the sea air is lovely views are good but there are no amusements rides slot machines or anything on it like other much shorter piers.... More

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southend-on-sea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Took the train going and walked back which only takes 30 minutes. Very pleasant and quite unique to be so far out to sea on a pier but when you get to the end of the pier it is very disappointing. There is so much empty space and the café in the Pavilion is very basic and needs to be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It feels like being out at sea. Great location and quirky little train but there's nothing much up there. A few disused buildings, including the pretentious fake Jamie Oliver cafe. Waste of space - public space reserved for a very rich person to pop down and film a TV show for a few weeks and the rest of the year... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We decided to walk out along the pier and then get the train back - £3.50 each for a Walk and Ride ticket. Took us about half a hour to walk the mile and a third. Lovely views of the town and the coast from the pier. Really enjoyed the train journey too. Nothing special at the end of the... More

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