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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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  • Wonderful place to visit, fantastic day out, u ne with Your Friends or family, summer or wintet you won’t disappoint. Lots of Fish & Chips restaurants. Love to go back.
  • Walked all the way in and out by foot on the pier and it was a pleasant experience despite the rain. This area must be pretty when its summer. There are some stalls when you reach the pier. Would love to visit this place again in summer. Enjoy your walk :)
  • It's so lovely! Not hard to access at all, by foot or by car. Very windy but it's to be expected. Costs 1 pound to enter in winter time to walk, with the train is more expensive but for family with small children's will be better. Car's park easy to be accessed. Check the forecast before!
  • Nice place to walk. Train available. A bit crowdy coffee facility at the end of the pier
  • Nice walk peaceful with Amazing views. You can get food and drink at the end of the pier. Also it has a RNLI station with shop.
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