• Things to do in southend
  • Things to do in southend
  • Things to do in southend
  • Things to do in southend


Southend Pier


work Western Esplanade , Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE


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Notice: The Pier trains are currently running a reduced service for visitors. Trains will be departing from the shore on the hour and returning from the pier head on the half hour. For more information call the Visitor Information Centre on 01702 215620

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council apologise for any inconvenience however the safety of the general public is, as always, of the utmost importance.

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. 

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 a drink and a snack from "Salt" the pier head cafe. 

Throughout the year Southend 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.

Admission Prices 

Return Train Journey:   Adult - 5.00
Child / OAP / Concession / Student - £2.50 
Family (2 adults and up to 3 Children) - £12.50

Walk & Ride: Either walk one way and ride the other 
Adult - £4.50 
Child / OAP / Concession / Student - £2.25 
Family (2 adults and up to 3 Children) - £11.25

Summer Walk Both Ways: 
Adult- £2.00
Child / OAP / Concession / Student - £1.00
Last entry one hour before closing time

Please check prices and times before you visit, call 01702 215620 or email vic@southend.gov.uk

There is a strict no smoking policy and no dogs except assistant dogs.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wheelchairs with particularly slim wheels may be affected by the gaps between the deck boards, if customers are concerned they may borrow one of our on-site wheelchairs as a substitute.


  • Mon 08:15 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:15 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:15 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:15 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:15 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:15 - 20:00
  • Sun 08:15 - 20:00
  • Bank Hol 08:15 - 20:00