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Address: Southend Pier Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide...

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.

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Peering down the longest pier

After a day at work I decided to walk Southend Pier to exploit the beautiful sunshine of a wonderful summers evening in the UK, brought about by high pressure being pushed into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Grace1901641
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I read that there was going to be a paddle steamboat docking for a trip. We decided to walk to the end of the pier. It's a lovely walk. Normally breezy as you walk out but you are treated to some lovely views out to the estuary and back towards the shore. It's one the longest pleasure piers around so... More 

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Thank MinxySos
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's worth the 1.34mile walk. There's a nice cafe at the end of the pier. The RNLI shop is a must to visit

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Thank Rosemarie M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a day at work I decided to walk Southend Pier to exploit the beautiful sunshine of a wonderful summers evening in the UK, brought about by high pressure being pushed into northern Europe from the Mediterranean. To walk the pier costs two pounds, however with no traffic fumes and cyclists to contend with it seemed well worth every penny.... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst I accept there is a need to keep this iconic pier alive and I don't mind paying an entrance fee, why doesn't the train run more often? Notices state the deck can be slippery when wet and yet it had been dry for days and I slipped again and again. Even the museum doesn't bother opening every day.

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Thank Anthony P
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a fun trip out to see Southend-On-Sea looking in from the sea & you can get a good look at Kent from the pier end.

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Thank gavina72
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your walk along our lovely pier and took in the views. More 

Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

About: The present iron Pier was first opened in 1889 but only extended as far as what is now known as the Old Pier Head. The Prince George Extension brought the length to 2360 yards (2158 metres) or 1.34 miles, making Southend Pier the longest pleasure Pier in the world. It has stunning 360 degree views all year round, Southend... More 

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lovely Pier, so glad you enjoyed your walk. :) More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a pier and little else. it is about time the council turned the pier over to another owner to do something with it, what a waste of space and money. Nothing more than a walk, which they charge you to do.

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Thank jeff l
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

unfortunately the pier end was destroyed and now only houses the RNLI lifeboat station. Good for a long walk and still runs the trains, But that's IT..

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Thank Garry C
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have a Café open everyday also the RNLI gift shop. At peak times there is a Crazy golf course and a Bar open. There are also regular events held including the Puppet Festival, Sunday Showcase, Jazz on the Pier and a Zombie walk. Hopefully the Train service will... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still provides a pleasant walk. You can take the train one way if you feel like a slow ride on a vintage rail. Shame there is not so much as there used to be at the end of your walk. I remember this in its heyday with the nightclubs, rides,eateries etc. Still eats available, RNLI museum at the end provides... More 

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The Pier holds a host of events and activities for all the family throughout the year. Details of these can be found on our facebook page. More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Southend for a break from the heat, no respite on the prom so walked the famous pier. Does need some love and attention with no train and some rickety looking planks but on a hot day was well worth the walk to the end. On arrival sat facing the view on comfortable new benches with drinks and snacks available... More 

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for comment. The Pier is routinely checked for damage which led to emergency repairs. This is the reason for the Pier trains not running when you made your visit. More 

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