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City Beach

Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
01702 618747
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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English first
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
30 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
75 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

No dogs are allowed on any beaches in Southend in summer, but you will often find someone with a bull terrier or some other big dog on the beach that the fore shore officer is too frightened to move on. It is cleaned in the mornings after the night's debris of takeaways and beer cans has been cleared away but... More

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Essex, England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Southend has spent a considerable amount of money and time improving this area. Children love the little fountains which come out of the pavement. It is lovely to see them enjoying simple pleasures like this. The whole promenade looks lovely and modern, as well as being clean. Just be careful crossing the road to the amusements on the other side... More

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