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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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Kent
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

what a nice and pleasent place to visit theres so much to see and do good beaches but i didnt go on them so cant comment on them but a nice place to visit or stay for the day

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Poor value as expensive family trip on a train ride to visit a café. There has been little effort into rebuilding the pier as an entertainment venue. I am definitely not talking about arcades being in place but something more than the odd exhibition. There is inadequate seating to enjoy the view once you have reached the end of the... More

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

so i took my kids here and fort it was a lil pricey.. its a very long walk along the pier so that kills a few hours there are a few shops on top of pier but never used them.. ok just to kill a few hours and tire the kids out

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bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Didnt really know what to expect from Southend and the Pier but were pleasantly surprised.. Although it was a Saturday in August we found parking plentiful and inexpensive - £5 for 5 hours It took about 1/2 hour to walk to the pier and we realised why Southend is different. So clean,no litter, no smell of cooking chips or doughnuts!!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Worth paying to go on the train that takes you down to the end of the pier and back again (Slightly over priced for a family ticket). It's amazing how long the pier is, it seems to be never ending! The cafe at the end of the pier needs a little tlc and the staff seem a little bored and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When visiting the sea side, it's always nice to have a walk on the pier. However there was little to do on southend pier. There is a little train that will transport you to the end. At £4 return, a bit pricey. The alternative is 1.3 mile walk. There is nothing to catch your imagination on the walk, so the... More

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