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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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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a fantastic pier :) unlike most piers it doesn't have the tacky fruit machines, win a teddy machines. It truly is like stepping back in time. We took the train there and back then we walked there and back to get the experience. Yes you have to pay but the pier does need maintenance Will definitely visit again Places... More

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NOTTINGHAM
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

the train ride is worth the money but there's not too much to do when you get to the end if you have family

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Essex
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Had not been on the pier for years. Not since it was damaged years ago. All of our party were over 60 so it just cost us £2.00 each. We got the train up,had a cup of coffee at the only cafe open, had a walk around the lifeboat station and then a leisurely walk back. All in all a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Myself and my girlfriend visited the pier last weekend. They do charge a small fee, we paid 7 pounds for both of us train there and walk back. The train is cute and great for kids and adults alike, it is a nice walk back where you can see the fish swimming in the water. The only two downsides are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My mum and I visited the Pier after many years since we had been and what a fabulous job they have done. As it is the longest pier in the world the train is a godsend to either ride one way or both for a small fee. The walk is great too. At the end of the Pier is a... More

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I like going on the Pier,we usually walk and visit the lifeboat at the end. If you are lucky yo might spot a seal!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We hopped on the train to the other end of the pier. I personally thought it was a little overpriced. It was extremely busy at peak time too,but train runs regular. The train is very noisy and a bumpy ride but fun for the children. We visited the cafe at the end of the pier which had massive queues and... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had to pay to go on the pier, I think it was £2 each, I forget, but it was worth it because we had a good long walk then we could ride back on the train after having coffee and cake at the cafe on the end of the pier. we had wonderful weather so that helped.

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