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Address: Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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Something a bit different not like your beaches of Cornwall but makes up for it in liveliness.

A multicultural mix of people beach with noise from restraunts, road, theme park etc hence the name city beach. Sand not great and when the tide is out looks a bit naff but don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2014
chris s
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Romford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great for walking the dog along the beach. Best time to go is between 8-9.30pm. Obviously, this has to be seasonal as dogs are only allowed on the beach between the end of September and the beginning of May. If you do take the dog with you, take some poo bags as there's nothing worse than stepping in a slimy... More 

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Dirty, dull, strange lights, to many drunks and hoodies, no police around, strange lay out. Tacky arcades too many pubs and fast food outlets, very few sit down places. Parking to expensive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

A multicultural mix of people beach with noise from restraunts, road, theme park etc hence the name city beach. Sand not great and when the tide is out looks a bit naff but don't be put off.Explore the mud flat's for crabing when tides out, nice no frills water when tides in and loads to do off beach once you... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

City Beach is located in what is colloquially known as The Golden Mile. There is the iconic Kursaal at one end (with an indoor bowling alley, useful if it is raining) and the Sealife Centre, loads of gaming arcades, cafés selling bucket and spades, fish and chip shops, pubs, the Pier, Adventure Island and the casinos, and the old Victorian... More 

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94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We use the beach regularly between October and May. Reasonably clean, though recent storms have affected the whole coastline. Grab a cuppa at a beach front cafe even in January.

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Southend, essex
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170 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We live in Southend on Sea & this is a nice part of the seafront promenade area. There is ample deck chair hire, public toilets & kiosks selling the usual refreshments etc. and of course the water fountains for endless hours of fun for all kids of all ages to run in & out of! The beach is well kept... More 

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

For a traditional seaside town there were more ethnic minorities there than India, Brixton and Jamaica put together. For one I am not comfortable with this. The weather was good, had an hour there and left. Disappointed.

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Medway, Kent
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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

A long clean and rather unexciting beach. Mostly small pebbles and broken shells, but there are strips of sand to play in. It's not an attractive location - there the industrial parts of Sheppey, and tanker ships going to London in the sea view, and the lacking in charm shops of Southend front as the rear view. The promenade has... More 

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Essex
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134 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

One of the 8 beaches in Southend between Shoeburyness and Leigh-on-Sea. We have been to them all as we are from Southend. City beach is one of the main two beaches along Southend seafront and therefore one of the busiest. Three shells beach is the other main one next to Adventure Island. It is not my personal favourite but the... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Southend-on-Sea is the ideal destination for a day trip. It has a really good shopping centre, plenty of places to eat, the train ride to end of the pier, the beach, Adventure Island, amusement arcades and a nice walk along the promenade to Thorpe Bay. The council has received vast amounts of funding to improve this area, which looks clean... More 

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Address: Address: Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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