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Southend Pier

Southend Pier

Southend Pier

Southend Pier

Southend Pier

Southend Pier


Southend Visitor Information Centre

01702 618747


Western Esplanade,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 14 May Tallship Mercedes Open Ship
Fri 15 May Tallship Mercedes Open Ship
Sat 16 May Tallship Mercedes
Sun 17 May Tallship Mercedes
Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul London to Southend Trek
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Aug Puppet Festival


If you walk along Southend-on-Sea's High Street, towards the sea, your eye will be drawn in a straight line towards the longest pleasure Pier in the world. Standing for over a century it extends 2.158 kilometres (1.341 miles) into the Thames Estuary, and is a well-loved and recognised symbol of Southend and the pleasures of the English seaside. Sir John Betjeman once said, "The Pier is Southend, Southend is the Pier" and it's as true today as it was when it first welcomed visitors all those years ago.

With truly stunning 360 degree views all year round, Southend Pier is the perfect place to go for a taste of the invigorating fresh air, and experience the freedom of the sea or to simply spend the day fishing at Southend pier.

At the Pier Head you can visit the active RNLI station and gift shop, relax and take in the fantastic views from the superb sun-deck or stop by The Royal Pavilion, which dominates much of the Pier Head and provides the perfect place for an afternoon tea in the inhouse café. The Pavilion also plays host to a number of fantastic events throughout the year, including Jazz and Comedy Festivals, plays, concerts, exhibitions and much more.

Throughout the year Southend on Sea Pier plays host to a number of fantastic events, from live music and puppetry, to spooktacular Halloween fun and even a visit from Santa, as well as visiting Tall Ships, which offer unique trips and a taste of the nautical life

For further details see

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Southend Pier & Visitor Information Centre are now open from Wednesday until Sunday from 9.15am until 5pm (last entrance 4pm) except school holidays from November 2013 until the end of March 2014.
From 7th April we will be open 7 days a week 8.15a.m - 6.00p.m Monday-Friday.
8.15a.m-8.00p.m Saturday and Sunday. Last entry 1 hour before closing.


Return Train Journey:
Adult - £4.00
Child / OAP / Concession / Student - £2.00
Family (2 adults and 3 Children) - £10.00
Walk & Ride:
Either walk one way and ride the other
Adult - £3.50
Child / OAP / Concession / Student - £2.00
Family (2 adults and 3 Children) - £9.00
Walk Both Ways:
Adult- £2.00
Child / OAP / Concession / Student - £1.00

During your visit to Southend Pier we kindly ask our customers to respect the following health and safety regulations:
To respect the comfort and safety of all our visitors, dogs are not permitted anywhere on the Pier, except for assistance dogs.
Please take care when walking along the Pier as the deck boards may be slippery.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Pier – this includes the use of e-cigarettes.
Bicycles, roller skates, skate boards and scooters are not permitted on the Pier. This does not apply to mobility scooters.
Footwear must be worn at all times when visiting the Pier to protect from splinters.

If you have any queries relating to any of the above, or regarding your visit to the Pier, please call a member of the Team on 01702 618747.


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Map reference: TQ 885850  Lat: 51.53268 Long: 0.71700

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Southend Central station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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