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Address: Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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Drove down from london, first visit to this side of the country. The beach is easily accessible thats true, the marine parade parking is bang in front. Its a shingle beach and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2016
raavani
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Drove down from london, first visit to this side of the country. The beach is easily accessible thats true, the marine parade parking is bang in front. Its a shingle beach and the water was very dirty. The place was extremely busy too. If you live nearby, okay place to go spend an hour or so or go for a... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Any town with a beach is just like this. Takeaways everywhere, slot machines, grab a teddy bear machine, fruit machines. The beach is clean but sort of sandy yet full off small stones.

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Thank lotsoflove5
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Since its refurbishment city beach is a much more attractive place to visit. Although the attractions along city beach haven't changed, it feels a lot more visitor friendly, with added water fountains and multi coloured lights, children love it. It's a thriving busy part of a seaside town

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Thank Trevor P
London
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133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The actual promenade walk adjacent to the sea is nice for a stroll, but the shops along there are the usual tacky arcades & take-aways. The beach itself isn't sand, but rough bits of shell/debris & rocks, along with washed up sanitary products!!! Being tidal, for 12hrs of the day its empty mud flats which are pretty ugly. Better to... More 

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Thank dalton1skiing
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The beach is generally kept clean and tidy, if you're local it's nice to visit early in the day or later in the evening when the tourists aren't swarming the place but on a sunny bank holiday it is absolutely packed with people from out of the area. The fountains on the seafront are great for the kids to cool... More 

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Thank Tricky W
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204 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This beach is definitely worth a visit. Plenty of parking along the full length of the marine parade. If not park in the main town car parks and walk down to beach. Plenty of amusements, arcades and shops along the length of the beach area. Children love the water ground shoots, maybe take spare clothing! Recommend this beach.

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Thank Kimborella
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Just a typical seaside promenade, with lots of food and drink outlets, slots and game machines. The beach is an ok one, just a shame that a number of people ignore the NO DOGS ALLOWED notices so be careful where you sit and walk.

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Thank George F
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Since its refurbishment city beach is now an attractive place to visit, lined with arcades, along with pubs and restaurants, with adventure island and the beach all in reach it is central seafront at its best. Also offers different events throughout the year for all round family fun

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Thank Trevor P
Rochester, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stood on the beach to watch the free fireworks. A little bit sandy a little bit pebbly but with a little kids playpark and shops and restaurants close by, all good

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Thank theonlybigman
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

With the tide in there's a strip of pebbles that you can sit on, pretty hard on the feet and not much good for sand castles. When the tide's out there's mud and lots of it. The water fountains were fun. The area looks better in the evening with the bright lights of the businesses and arcades. The pier is... More 

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