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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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Small-Group Southend's Seaside Delights Tour from London

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Beautiful day for a walk down the longest pier! Reasonably priced. The views are lovely. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for walking and avoid heels due to the nature of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to do this at least once in your life, one and a third miles of fresh air each way on the longest pleasure pier in the world. Prior to the visit we had decided to walk one way and catch the train back, sadly the train is out of action at the moment and we walked both ways.... More 

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Thank Philip C
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked both ways as the train wasn't working owing to safety checks but to be honest when we go to the end it was a bonus as not may little children (it was a bit of a walk) were there. Very tranquil and relaxing.....nice to get away from the hustle and bustle. Really nice to sit at the end of... More 

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Thank Jane L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently visited the pier with my family, having not been in years. On arrival we were advised that the train was currently out of service, which was not a problem as we had already planned to walk. We paid our £5 and off we went. However what we were not told when purchasing our ticket was that nothing at... More 

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Thank Tracey S
Epsom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Shame the train is not working and there is nothing on the pier to look at. The RNLI shop was closed at 10 on a sun morning. The cafe was nice but service very slow. The building that was used in a Jamie Oliver series is just full of paint pots and other rubbish shame this is not being utilised.... More 

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Thank Carole S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely long pier made for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon stroll. There is a restaurant as the end and lovely views. Plus it only cost a pound each.

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Thank George F
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful day for a walk down the longest pier! Reasonably priced. The views are lovely. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for walking and avoid heels due to the nature of the wooden slats. We took our pram down though and it was absolutely fine. Lots of benches if you need to stop on the way too.

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Thank 945gemmae
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sadly arrived and the train was not running that day, so had to walk there and back. Didn't mind having a nice late afternoon stroll there and back, but end wasn't open either. Definitely have to come another time since the walk can be a bit much, especially if you've already been out for a while. Although, still had a... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This wonderful 1.3 mile feat of engineering in the Thames outer estuary has been a source of fascination for me since my childhood as an Essex boy. Now at 65 years old, this week was the first time I have ever walked to the end and back, due mainly to the fact that the trains are suspended until September! So... More 

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

I am so glad that you enjoyed your walk down the Pier and enjoyed your coffee. We look forward to seeing you again when the trains are back on. Come and get a Certificate from the Visitor Information Centre to say that you have walked the longest pleasure pier in the world. More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Southend on Sea for a cheeky short break and agreed that we had to visit the longest Pier in the UK! OMG! It's a lovely sight and it looked long too. We are use to walking something didn't frighten us at all but as it's 1.3 miles long out, the total walk would be over 2.5 miles... More 

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Glad you had a lovely time on our Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not actual seaside as such, but this is where river Thames meet the English channel. Would not recommend to go in the water as it's not very clean.

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