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Southend Pier

Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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Type: Lookouts, Landmarks & points of interest, 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: Lookouts, Landmarks & points of interest, 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have grown up in southend and remember visiting the peir when I was young to see the punch and Judy show. there were arcades cafes, fish and chip shop and even a pub, and now there is nothing apart from a council run cafe that didn't look great and of course the lifeboat station which is the best part... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

In December 2014 I enjoyed a walk up the pier and back.Great for me at anytime of the year except school holidays when it gets busier.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

always busy nice tea hot choc and coffee just what you need after a walk up the pier could do with more seating as its always busy

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Pencoed, Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk to blow away the cobwebs after a night out in south end. Would not £4 to take train, that over priced

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Swansea
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37 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Went to the pier as a kid and then revisited 50 years later.. great to see it has been rebuilt and the train is reinstated. Loved the long walk out and the train ride back... not much to see at the end of the pier, but thats not the point, its just iconic. Loved it

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely long walk today to the end of the pier and back, whilst at the end of the pier we visited the lifeboat souvenir shop,that's well worth a visit ,we spoke with a very nice couple who were running the shop, we compared notes as I run the lifeboat shop at. Margate. Then we had a lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The beauty the pier once had has really been lost. The whole thing looks gloomy and run down. Some serious work needed for a very famous landmark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

My kids (myself included) loved this pier. It's the longest pier in the world and you have the option to take a train to the end and back if you wish. We had a great laugh and spent about two hours plus on this pier. We took the train to the end, had an ice cream. We chatted with some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Loved the idea of the different ways to get to the end of the peir! We walked one way and got the train the other! Lovely vintage seaside feel and we saw a seal!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Costs only £1 to walk to the end and back. We really enjoyed it! We walked from Leigh on Sea and then did the pier. There are plenty of benches and we had lunch mid way. For people that prefer not to walk there's a train going along the pier.

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