New year is now upon us but that doesn't mean a trip to the beach is out of the question!
Southend has seven miles of coastline to explore so you're sure to find the perfect beach for those rare sunny days! From secluded, quiet spots where you can nestle amongst the beach huts, fun family-friendly beaches perfect for building sandcastles, and wide open spaces that are a kifesurfer's paradise, plus they are the perfect place to catch the beautiful winter sunsets!
Five of Southend's beaches proudly fly a Blue Flag. If that's not enough, all Southend beaches have been presented with a Seaside Award by Keep Britain Tidy.
Take a look for yourself and discover your ideal coastal setting.