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Southend Pier

Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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Type: Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Landmarks
Owner description: The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide visitors with information on...
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Type: Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

After the pay booth we played a game of giant chess which the kids loved. Lovely stroll to the end then enjoyed refreshments in a delightful undercover cafe whilst looking out across the estuary. Interesting to see the land from the end of the pier and spot all the landmarks.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

great for the kids, think it needs some more attractions. it should be focused on and visited more as it is a historic part of southend

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leigh-on-sea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great to walk along when the weather is nice but equally good on a cold day just wrap up warm. Took a walk there and back plus visit to the RNLI shop. They have a small museum in there too. Great shop. Cafe in the Pavilion was ok but need more staff as the queue was nearly out of the... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I is long, has a long history too (First World War) & has a train running on it. We went to the end to help with the John Otway Xmas video. Enough said.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

best during the summer months, took some Italian friends for a slow walk along the pier, cafe at the end, viewed the lifeboat station and took the train back, all in all a pleasant morning, visitors much impressed

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Narberth, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Well worth walking the mile+ to the end (and back) for the experience of standing so far out in the Thames estuary. Can stop off in the cafe at the end to recharge the batteries before setting off back to shore - or just hop on the train.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a super day at the pier walked up to the lifeboat station at the end and took the train back. Lovely walk in all weathers as vey brazing. Fully recommend this as one of the attractions in southend

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Southend Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Southend pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world, and I must say it`s always a pleasure walking along the pier out into the Thames Estuary,it seems like every time we go,we notice something different and the train journey back is always a delight.one of my all time favorite places.

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essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

So apparently I visited here as a child and walked up it but I don't remember that so thought we'd go for a walk just recently as and get the train back. Lovely breezy walk, don't think they should charge though, however understand they have to maintain it. Coffee/lunch place at the end and rnli centre which was interesting. Nice... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited Southend Pier twice over summer 2014. My wife and I always walk but it's great waving to the kid's peering out the train window (yes a little more expensive, but it's quite a walk). You get a great view of the shoreline from the end and can relax for refreshments in the café and visit the lifeboat centre.... More 

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