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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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  • On a chilly morning we took the train to the end of the pier. We spent about half an hour seeing the lifeboat station then warming up in the cafe before the boys and I decided to walk back rather than...  more »
  • Just a nice one and a quarter mile walk ,a little train will take you the length of the pier,a lovely cafe at the end though .  more »
  • Visited Southend Pier for the first time in decades. Brought back many good memories. Walked the 1.3 miles to the end, got a great cup of tea and slice of fresh lemon cakes and then got the train back...  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