Southend Pier


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


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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.  With a great new meal deal offer which includes Any ‘Bite’ Sandwich, Packet Crisps, plus Can Drink or Bottle Mineral Water all for £5.95.

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 - £5.35
Child / OAP / Concession / Student - £2.65
Family (2 adults and up to 3 Children) - £13.50

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

Adult - £4.85
Child / OAP / Concession / Carer / Student - £2.40
Family (2 adults and up to 3 Children) - £12.00

Winter Walk Both Ways

Adult - £1.00
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 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 10:15 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:15 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:15 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:15 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:15 - 18:00
  • Bank Hol 10:15 - 18:00