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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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Over a mile long, it is well worth the walk (or train if you prefer). Lovely views on both the walk out and the walk in. There is a lifeboat station and cafe at the end of the pier but otherwise not much else to do on the actual pier. It's well maintained and, if you're a runner, it would... More

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Epping, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Had a great day at Southend lovely old fashion sea side place, brings back memories of my childhood. We had good weather a great day.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Has things for young & older to do! Rides at adventure island, walk on the long pier & gorgeous views. Near to shopping centre too.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We used to visit the pier quite often, mainly for fishing, but as we've got older we do less fishing, but the pier is still worth the walk for the air and the exercise LOL

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Visited Southend today and it was lovely. Weather was good and the new RNLI station at the end of the pier was well worth the visit. Nice tea room but the service could be improved if there was more room at the counter for the staff to work

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Stowmarket, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We took the train out and walked back. The RNLI station was interesting, and the walk was great. Very nice!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took my elderly girlfriend (106) for a romantic trip on the pier, we took the train due to her age. WHAT A MISTAKE!!! The train crashed and fell into the sea and we had to swim back.

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world so, a trip to the end of it might mean achieving your own personal record! You can take the little train that travels to the end and back at half hourly intervals but, on a nice day, it is lovely to take the walk either way. It is only one... More

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I agree with Purlieu lady - Southend Pier is a must do. Take the time to go to the end of the pier and you will be rewarded with views along the coast, out to sea and the Kent coast on the other side of the Thames Estuary. Did you know an historic ship was recently discovered in the water... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Quite reasonable, £4 each, for the train to the end of the pier and back including entrance to pier. Not a lot at the end of the pier, but we were fortunate enough to see the paddle steamer SS Waverley come in and out, which made the trip. Would be a good bracing walk, but obviously quite level for biggies... More

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