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Address: Southend Pier Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: +44 1702 618747
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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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A pier not to be mist

This a pier to walk, take a train ride, approach by boat, the best asset of Southend on sea, Long may it survive for the future generations. Have a great day if you choose to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
paul672555
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a better view looking from outside the pier. If yoh decide to pay the lower price and walk both ways, it is quite a long walk. But it's also not worth paying more for the rail. Overall, i recommend going up the hill near the shopping mall, you will have a better view point from there

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Thank Alisa L
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thanks for you comment. The walk on the Pier on a sunny day can be absolutely stunning with views stretching for miles across. The Pier is 1.3 miles long which is why we offer a train service for those who cannot manage the walk. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the pier, walk it all the time. Please put a better eaterie at the end; maybe some entertainment. What about stalls running up the pier peak season//Christmas?

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Thank Gray1969
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We run events all throughout the year. We currently have Santa visiting every weekend in December with the cafe selling mulled wine and festive treats. More 

Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a pier to walk, take a train ride, approach by boat, the best asset of Southend on sea, Long may it survive for the future generations. Have a great day if you choose to go on the PIER

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Thank paul672555
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we hope you'll visit again soon! More 

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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great that there is the option to walk or get the train depending on mobility or how cold it is! Can go all year round. Only disappointing thing is that there could be more to do once you reach the end.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Cairo, Egypt
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of fun and entertainment activities for the entire family ....a bit worn down but was okay overall.

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

Thank you for your review. We hope you visit us again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of pleasure at the end ,good for a good long walk very bracing.life boat station and cafe not much else ,kids like the train.

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Thank David P
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the longest pier in the country and goes a fair way and the views of the coast sure are something.

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Thank Ethan E
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are proud to say our Pier is the longest pleasure Pier in the world. Hopefully see you again soon. More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Victorian pier has suffered 2 major fires and a collision with a ship in the last 40 years but is still standing, At least the train is back running after recent repairs. nice musium on the platform, worth the visit

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

Thank you for your review and visiting Southend Pier. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked down the pier and back. Quite a long, windy walk but very enjoyable. Nice cafe and Lifeboat Museum down at the end. Would definitely go again on a sunny day!

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

Thank you for your review, the Pier is definitely worth a walk down on a sunny day. More 

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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit the Pier every year, and I feel that no trip to Southend is complete without it. The weather was cold, wet, windy, but I loved every step of the walk... It is feeling alive with the elements.

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Thank Chris G
Southendpier, General Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for once again visiting Southend Pier and for your review. More 

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