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Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea

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. Make Southend Pier a part of your Southend-on-Sea vacation plans using our Southend-on-Sea road trip tool .
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  • In our younger days we used to walk the length of the pier and back - to be recommended if you have the ability, the views are tremendous. Nowadays we settle for the lovely little diesel train which s...  more »
  • As it’s the worlds longest pier it’s part of our weekly exercise (but only if it’s sunny). It’s a lovely walk but can sometimes be windy. There’s a train that runs back and forth for those who don’t w...  more »
  • Well 1st time down here in 20 years and still nothing here but a half attempt of modern architecture in the form of a cafe, no fish and chip hut any more I know it burnt down years ago but coming to t...  more »
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  • Brilliant walk friendly staff, train ride if the walk was too much. The weather was sunny and warm so it was perfect. Lovely R N L I shop at the end. Also a place for refreshments. Well worth a visit.
  • The words longest pleasure pier right here in Southend. It's truly an amazing walk ranging from about half to a full hour. Or if u don't want to enjoy the view the train can be taken a quick 5 minutes. However once you are at the end there isn't much to do except eat at an overpriced restaurant maybe they should add an arcade?
  • It's Halloween week and they have decorated the the main entrance to fit the occasion there is also a ghost train ride £11 adults £7 kids- love this place childhood memories of fishing with my dad - recommend the train or the walk to the end of the pier for all age groups
  • Loverly Historic pier with pleasant and helpful staff. The pier train is a unique made to measure piece of history, nice and simple with all the old train noises. Very calming pleasant cafe at the end of the pier with facilities and a great view across the shipping lanes.
  • A nice walk along the pier for anyone who loves the sea. Be aware that the walking area is made of wood which has decayed in places, not recommended that you walk bare feet as you are liable to get splinters. Good fishing spot during fishing season.
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