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Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea

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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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  • Nice beach nice places to eat very busy good place for the summer good for dogs and walking nice stroll on beach in summer nights lovely lovely 
  • Exciting, longest pier in the world. On a clear day ypu can across the thames. Excellent tourist information Center. Lovly resturant called Fishermans wharf. 
  • With friends went to view the end of the pier after watching Jamie and Jimmy programme - their unit looking a bit dejected at this time of year. Lovely day albeit cold so we decided to take the train ...  more »
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  • Have been there last year with my family. Enjoyed the walk all the way to the other end, had a nice cuppa in the cafe. Train is a good option if you aren't able to walk that long.
  • Lovely walk Its the biggest pleasure pier in the world wow!! I walked due to the train tracks had to be serviced or something I saw and walked past jamie oliver good for £2 good way to spend half an hour Came from ipswich worth the drive
  • Train trip at sunset , Train driver and staff lovely ... highly recommend but wrap up warm brrrr
  • When the train isn't working it's a loooooooooong walk, and then seeing Jamie Oliver being chauffeured by you on a golf cart to shoot his TV show at the end of the pier. A truly lovely feeling.
  • Really nice aside from the dirty water. Also too many fat people in the area ( no offense) the ratio of fat people to average humans is very bad, everywhere you look there's someone that's very big and can barely walk which makes you feel better about yourself but can also ruin your mood. They must create a government grant for treadmills in this horrible country