There's so much more besides the seaside in Southend,
you'll need to stay longer than you think...
Here you'll find all the traditional seaside pleasures along the seven glorious miles of seafront; but you won't find a Pleasure Pier like ours anywhere else. Thrill-seekers rejoice with our vast range of watersports, at the Marine Activities Centre – ride the rollercoasters at Adventure Island or discover a world of watery wonder at the Sea-Life Adventure Aquarium, all a stone’s throw from the seafront.
If you love to shop, then you’ll love Southend-on-Sea. Our Town Centre is a unique shopping destination with a variety of quirky independent boutiques and ‘big name’ high street stores, and with over three hundred mouth-watering places to eat and a dazzling live music and nightlife scene, you really are spoilt for choice.
All of this, just an hour's train ride from London, and although we’re easy to reach by rail, road or air, with the development of the London Southend Airport, it gets harder and harder to leave, which is why it’s lucky we have a great range of accommodation to suit every need and budget. From big name hotel chains, to boutique guest houses and bed and breakfasts. There really is no reason to leave Southend-on-Sea, UK.
The Visit Southend Tourist Information website can help you to plan every aspect of your visit.
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Throughout the year
Southend-on-Sea has a fantastic 'feast' of festivals and events throughout the year, meaning there's always something great going on!