Southend Pier


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


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As we are preparing for a third successive record year for the Pier, to get ahead for the upcoming season with our capital programme we will be optimising the opportunity of the quietest visitor period by planning some weekday closures to progress the programme whilst minimising loss of income and visitor impact. Along with this, the down time will be used to prepare our front line staff with a new customer service program. Some deep cleaning and maintenance duties can also be undertaken during these times. All of this will be setting 2019 for an improved offer on Southend Pier.


Major works have been continuing through the winter as part of the capital programme and as much as possible we have been utilising the usual Monday and Tuesday closures. However these works can be very disruptive to normal operation of the Pier and some stages of the projects are being elongated whilst trying to work around the public. In order to conclude the works efficiently and safely and to meet the capital programme profile of work, we have agreed that the best joined up approach with contractors and staff is to close the Pier to visitors for two Monday to Friday periods enabling all projects to progress.

The project leads and contractors have all agreed on dates from the

25th of February until the 1st March for the first closure,

then from the 4th until the 8th of March for the second.

All dates are inclusive and this allows weekend visitors to still access the pier.


During these closures all of the contractors will carry out the most disruptive parts of the various projects that are currently underway to expedite the works prior to the summer season

If you walk along Southend High Street, towards the sea, your eye will be drawn in a straight line towards the longest pleasure pier in the world. There's plenty of fun things to see and do while you're visiting...

The Royal Pavilion is a unique events venue that was opened in 2012. Throughout the year the Pavilion hosts a range of events, from exhibitions to concerts, plays and more.

Salt Cafe is the perfect place to stop for a drink or bite to eat a mile out to sea. The covered terrace offers spectacular views of the Estuary, and their cream teas are to die for. 

RNLI Lifeboat Station is one of the busiest stations in the country, where you can book a tour to have a look around. Or stop by the gift shop and help support this life-saving charity.

Southend Pier Mini Golf boasts a 12 hole course that's loads of fun! Do you have what it takes to beat Olga the Octopus?

Don't forget to pick up a postcard from the Visitor Information Centre, get it stamped and then post it from our official Royal Mail post box. 


Return Train Journey:   

Adult - £5.20 

Child / OAP / Concession / Student - £2.60 

Family (2 adults and up to 3 Children) - £13.00

Walk & Ride: Either walk one way and ride the other 

Adult - £4.70 

Child / OAP / Concession / Carer / Student - £2.35 

Family (2 adults and up to 3 Children) - £11.70

Winter Walk Both Ways

Adult / Child / OAP / Concession / Carer /Student - £1.00 

Last entry one hour before closing time.

Please check prices and times before you visit, call 01702 215620 or email

Please note during the winter season starting 5th November 2018, the Pier will be closed Mondays and Tuesday. It will however be open everyday during school holidays apart from Christmas day.  

The Trains run on the hour and the half past from the shore end and quarter past and quarter to from the Pier head. 

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. Opening times are subject to change, please check before you visit.



  • Wed 09:15 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:15 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:15 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:15 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:15 - 17:00
  • Bank Hol 09:15 - 17:00