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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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Hockley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Tilbury Essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

it is a pier ,i do not think they should charge to go on it, the train yes ,but if you want to walk it shoud be free

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The ticket desk lobby v. smart, tickets cheap (for an over-60+child £4 return), place to sit while waiting. Actual pier could do with some smartening up at key points? Sideways seats in train don't make the most of the view. Short (recorded or other) commentary either while waiting or onboard train might be helpful, as would information on toilets or... More

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Hartlepool, England
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visited here in May 2011. Rode the train to the end of Southend Pier and back again, a good way to enjoy the longest pier in the world! I found the price for doing this reasonable and not too expensive. Nice little visitor centre/gift shop. Enjoyed my visit to this Essex landmark!

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Walked down, train back for a reasonable price, not busy, not sunny but could still see. Wondered hy it was so long as many large ships were passing but then theide went out and you can see the sea bed for ages! Another tick on to do list. Had a wander around the RNLI shop, didn't go to cafe but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Had a wonderful time walking up and back with the family. The time flew by. Even saw Jamie Oliver filming a new food programme for Jamie & Jimmies. The cafe at the end was okay and of course had to buy something in the RNLI shop.Excellent value

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I got the train down the pier then saw the amazing view you can see right over to Kent. This is the worlds longest pier and one of the best

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Love southend pier. Have my name carved into it ;) always go back to look at it. Always take the train and could sit there staring at the sea forever. New cafe at the end if it could do with better menu and more choice. Other than that love my pier.

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