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Address: Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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Lovely place to go-Just too many stones(pebbles). But other by that lovely water feature.

Great day out, even it was cloudy? The beach was pebbles mad! And not much sand to build sandcastles though? Beware of empty DECKCHAIRS??? As soon as you sit down, the men are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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hertfordshire
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Essex, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not such a great place poorly thought out overpriced food and drinks parking forget it road safety well its a shared space dual carriage way reduced to 1 lane each way 20mph speed limit often vastly exceed by push bikes, hard to define safe crossing points

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hertfordshire
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great day out, even it was cloudy? The beach was pebbles mad! And not much sand to build sandcastles though? Beware of empty DECKCHAIRS??? As soon as you sit down, the men are there saying £3.00 for rest of day!! Unless you want to have a deckchair and pay. Very on the ball. But everyone has to make a living.... More 

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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Muddy beach, murky water and sunny weather (on the day), nice day out. Fish and chip shops and ice creams available all around, typical English seaside town.

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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Went yesterday beach was so dirty and muddy, no police around broken glasses around we had a very bad experience and will never go there again. Even inside the water was unsafe almost many people cut their feet including me.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
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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 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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96 reviews
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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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39 attraction reviews
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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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