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“A sunny day at Southend”
Review of City Beach

City Beach
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Southend-on-Sea is the ideal destination for a day trip. It has a really good shopping centre, plenty of places to eat, the train ride to end of the pier, the beach, Adventure Island, amusement arcades and a nice walk along the promenade to Thorpe Bay. The council has received vast amounts of funding to improve this area, which looks clean and spacious. The lovely pavement fountains attract children of all ages but are really a bit too close to the road; maybe Southend Council will take measures to screen them off on the road side before an accident occurs.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

No dogs are allowed on any beaches in Southend in summer, but you will often find someone with a bull terrier or some other big dog on the beach that the fore shore officer is too frightened to move on. It is cleaned in the mornings after the night's debris of takeaways and beer cans has been cleared away but then quickly get dirtied again. Not the place for animal lovers or a family wanting a fun day out with the family pet.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Southend has spent a considerable amount of money and time improving this area. Children love the little fountains which come out of the pavement. It is lovely to see them enjoying simple pleasures like this. The whole promenade looks lovely and modern, as well as being clean. Just be careful crossing the road to the amusements on the other side because the road is 'shared space' with motor vehicles. Enjoyable place to visit on a sunny day - bracing in the winter.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Southend is a town in transition. The towns council don't seem to know if we are a Seaside town A business Centre or a University Campus town. We are famous for our Seasside , Golden Mile & Pleasure Pier so lets be proud of it!

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Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

This beach just ruined a sunny day out! Dirty muddy beach with loads of sharp and rocks in the water. One of nephews and I cut our feet whilst walking in the water. Not great for anybody to swim or spend the day!!!

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