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Southend Pier

Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide visitors with information on...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We've all heard about Southend Pier, so it's one of those things you feel you have to do. One a cold, very windy day, it was more a duty trip rather than an enjoyable experience. With very little to see during the walk, and a miserable little cafe at the far end, we felt however that at least the 2.5... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The worlds longest pier...We are lucky enough to live locally, my kids love going on the train and often ask to go. There is a cafe at the end, great for a warm drink on a cold morning. Sometimes you can see seals in the water. Usually people fishing nice when you see them catch something. The life boat shop... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The worlss longest Pier - why would you not want to say you've done it. For those needing a cuppa at the end of a walk of just over a mile, there is a contemporary cafe at the end - then you can hop on the train on the way back. Tip - try and go and Hallowe'en and enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Feel the sea breeze, look between the floorboards if you dare! 2 miles walk for literally a snack/ice cream and take a train back (or you could take the train there and walk back etc.). Literally a long walk for nothing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First off it is just a fun place to be - great for families of all ages - rides for all age groups. Also really fun for groups of friends or a no-stress date. |the tickets for all dayt are reasonable. The downside - if you go out of the park all of the food we had was flat out... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I'vebeen visiting here since a little girl many years ago,brought my children here endless times and now I live locally,it's my grandchildren who come. A piece of history but it's had a lot of damaging things happen to it over the years. Just a shame there isn't more on it,I remember it having a bowling alley in the 60s as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I walk the Pier once or twice a week if I can.bitsxa lovely walk with a x welcoming cafe at the end. There is always the train to catch if you don't fancy the walk. At the end , as well as thd café is the Life Boat museum and shop which is reasonable value and yiu can walk right... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love the sea front and I love a walk down the pier but it could be more inspiring! The building at the bottom is awful! If it wants to sell its self as a wedding venue then have a display etc. the cafe is drab and the food looks bland! Come on southend has so much more to offer!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

for a day out southend is a great place to visit plenty of shops and lots of things for the kids to enjoy ie the fairground rides . Its a place in summer or on sunny bank holidays that you have to get up early for as traffic can be bad A must to do is the southend pier railway... More 

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Benfleet,Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Quite a regular constitutional for us, a walk down the Pier & a Train Ride back- This was a beautiful sunny, cloud free, December Day. Temperature just above Freezing Point, but glorious sunshine, quite lovely simple pleasures. The object of our walk was to have a Cup of Tea in Jamie Olivers' Café, but it was shut, with no sign... More 

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