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Address: Southend Pier Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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+44 1702 618747
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9:15 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
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Southend Pier is the worlds longest pleasure Pier at one and a third miles...

Southend Pier is the worlds longest pleasure Pier at one and a third miles or two point two kilometres. You may walk or take a unique ride on a Pier train. Visit the lifeboat station and gift shop, and stop for refreshments in Salt café.

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Train journey for 2 children to see the seals!!!!!

The Pier remains a must do for visitors to the Southend on Sea seafront. 2 eight years olds loved the train trip to the end of the longest Pier in the World! It was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Chescaislovely
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With friends went to view the end of the pier after watching Jamie and Jimmy programme - their unit looking a bit dejected at this time of year. Lovely day albeit cold so we decided to take the train out and walk back which was a great experience both ways. Lovely cafe at the end - well worth a visit... More 

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Cambridge/Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I always look forward to my walks on Southend pier. It's really relaxing and offers great views plus fresh air. My walk on mid-Dec was no different. In a bitterly cold, but sunny afternoon, the small entry charge was paid and we started our walk. The length of the pier makes this a satisfying walk and there a plenty of... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Pier remains a must do for visitors to the Southend on Sea seafront. 2 eight years olds loved the train trip to the end of the longest Pier in the World! It was very bracing so stayed only for a trip to the RNLI Station and shop which was manned by 2 of the most engaging people you could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

i found this pier so disappointing. you have to pay to really get on to any of it, and there's just not much there... it's a very long walk to the end, and then there's just the cafe bit and lots of cold outside corridors the cafe was really crowded, it was just a big disappointment but something you feel... More 

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Entrance fees go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Pier. Southend Pier is the world's longest Pleasure Pier at 1.3 miles, we understand this is a long walk for some, which is why we offer a train service. We're sorry you were disappointed in your visit. We run many events through out the year,... More 

Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Southend, being only 30 minutes in the car, seemed like a worthwhile trip out for the afternoon. Unfortunately it wasn't. The town is quite rough. The restaurants, which are just really greasy spoons, are a plenty, and the pub restaurants are just early morning/late night drinking holes. The beach from is ok,though no sand, just rocks, and sea looks filthy,... More 

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

We're sorry you feel this away about Southend. In the past few years we've had rejuvenation and developments for the town. We are a multicultural town who welcome everyone. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth taking a stroll along the longest pier in the world. Nice cafe at the end and also a change to look at the RNLI building. Take the train back and enjoy looking at the faces of others who realise that they still have 2 miles to walk !

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a friend to visit a relative in Southend On Sea and he wanted to go on the pier. Paid full price for me and concession price for him as he was over 60. Took the train to the end of the pier and had a look round - at NOTHING! There is absolutely NO reason to go on... More 

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. There are many reasons to visit the Pier including the views of the Kent coast line which you cannot find anywhere else. Southend seafront has many amusements along the front so they are not needed on the Pier. A lot of our customers find the peace and quiet of the Pier relaxing. We run various... More 

London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with grandkids, youngest not yet 4. It was an interesting, long walk down the pier with excellent views of the estuary, a fishing boat, cargo boats and a tanker. The sun was shining, sky blue and you could not help but feel you had left the world behind, especially as you progress further out. Caught the train back because... More 

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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Pier. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

UK
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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train is back up and running, so we visited the pier Monday for a New Year walk. We got the train out and walked back, with young kids a walk both ways was a bit too far. An adult ticket was £4 and children over 3 £2.20. It was a lovely sunny day but bitterly cold, especially as you... More 

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Southendpier, General Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope you visit us again. More 

London
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've walked the pier a number of times in the last few months in both summer and winter. Irrespective of the time of year it is a really great walk were you feel as if you are walking out to sea (which you are). The views back towards the town are great. Overall a charming piece of British seaside resorts... More 

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Southendpier, General Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, yes it is a great walk. More 

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