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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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A short vist turned into a great one after visiting the pier. Ots wonderful to walk nearly 2 miles into the sea. Recommended highly. Do take the train one way.

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West Thurrock, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you're visiting Southend then it's pleasure pier is a must... even better if it's sunny. Southend Pleasure Pier is the longest in the world and extends out into the Thames Estuary for over a mile. For a small fee, you can either, walk both ways, or, walk and ride, i.e. walk one way then take the train the other.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Everyone knows that Southend pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world, but it did not take too long to walk down. You never feel bored walking down because you get some lovely views too. The walkway was quite narrow to make way for the train, but it wasn't too crowded though. The pier head was larger than expected,... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were in Southend for the day and went for a stroll along the pier (£2 each to walk) which was good fun and offered some lovely views of Southend on the way back in. There are a couple of places to buy food from at the far end along with the lifeboat station, which allowed you to have a... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Southend pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world, and has a train service if do not wish to walk the boards to the end (It's only about a mile and a half) There is a cultural centre, café and amusements when you reach the end, and to top it all, there is a great view so be sure... More

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went for a family walk along the longest pier in the world. No matter how many times it gets burnt down it comes back for more. Not fantastic views, but when we were walking there were plenty of ships to watch, people digging in the sand for ???, a RNLI hovercraft returning and being pulled out of the water and... More

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Kent
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We spent a pleasant couple of hours on Southend Pier. Being pier enthusiasts we walked the mile and a third to the end of the pier. There we took a pleasant break and had a drink at the Royal Pavillion we then took the tram back to the shore it was a very nice few hours spent.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You can either walk to the end of the pier and back as I did for £2.00, take the train or a mix of both for a price. You walk all that way and there's not much to do on the other end. But you're in Southend so you might as well go!

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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Need an early start if you want to get good parking but its at a price, arcades available for children and adults, the pier itself you can go on but there is a charge also. Great day out when the weathers nice though.

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Constanta, Romania
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21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Something you must never miss if you visit Southend on Sea. Walk the pier and come back on the little train. Very good cafes at the end of the pier with a Lifeboat shop to visit. The sea birds and fish swimming under the pier are great to see. Suggest you visit the pier museum and don't forget to buy... More

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