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Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world. Stretching 2.16 km (1.34 mi) into the Thames Estuary, the pier makes for a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Pass local fishermen as you stroll to the end of the pier, or take the small train journey, which is handy for children and the elderly. Enjoy a coffee at the end of the pier in the cafe at the Royal Pavilion. Visit the RNLI lifeboat station and museum while you are there. Throughout the year, the pier hosts a number of special events. Arrange your visit to Southend Pier and discover more family-friendly attractions in Southend-on-Sea using our Southend-on-Sea holiday planner.
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  • We went on a really sunny day, and enjoyed the walk to the end of Pier, enjoyed it very much, although it would be nice it there was a few more shops at the end of it!! 
  • Visited the pier with our French friends who had never experienced a pier. They thoroughly enjoyed the train trip and the experience at the end of he pier. It was a shame that the life boat station wa...  read more »
  • Nothing better than a brisk walk and back along the pier. Good value for money and lots of things to see if you look for them.seagulls trying to cracking shells on the ground, men wading out searching...  read more »
  • This is a great local attraction and if you enjoy a stroll it's well worth the effort. We took the train ride out to the end and spent a good couple of hours taking in the views and exploring the end of the pier. There isn't a huge amount to explore and there could be a bit more there. But if you just fancy relaxing and taking in the views it's perfect. The walk back was a fun, a little nerve wracking with a toddler as there are plenty of gaps in the railings along the pier. Lastly if you are into fishing the pier seemed to be a popular spot.
  • Sorry but this was boring. There is no point to walking or paying to get to the end of the pier. Maybe my outlook would have improved if the weather was better
  • A fantastic symbol of Southend and we'll worth a walk along or train ride if you're visiting. However unlike most other pleasure piers, there's very little in terms of attractions along the piet - essentially the cafe at the end and the RNLI shop. A very pleasant hour or so, but that's about it.
  • Not the attraction it was in the 60's, but still has possibilities. Boat trips occasionally run from here, also sea fishing is allowed. Unfortunately, for those that smoke, the pier is a no smoking area. There is a train that runs the length of the pier, when it is working. Like most seaside attractions, everything is a bit pricey.
  • I am not very lucky with the weather but this place is amazing 😍 i've been few times now and i will go again and again
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