Pictures of Southend-on-Sea
in the county of Essex
This major Essex resort first became popular at the beginning of the 19th century, in the Victorian period it grew rapidly and ever since it has been a favourite place for Londoner's looking for a relaxing day out, or a holiday.
Southend-on-Sea is mostly known for its long pier and large amusement park - Adventure Island, which has rides to suit all tastes and all ages. It is further known for its colourful sea front where you can buy a dish of whelks, cockles and mussel's, or fish n' chips. Here too, there are amusement arcades, cafe's, pubs and shops with bucket's and spades as well as souvenirs.
At the centre of the town there is a wide "pedestrians only" shopping complex, along here older buildings rub shoulders with new, all displaying a range of tempting merchandise.
Interestingly the town has had many notable visitors, Admiral Lord Nelson is believed to have stayed in Southend's Royal Terrace which now is mostly full of hotels and guest houses, but which obviously was once rather grand.
Keen fishermen can enjoy themselves throwing a rod from the pier, or for something more adventurous why not try a charter boat which takes anglers out into the Thames estuary.
After a day spent in the sea, or wandering the amusement park, there can be nothing nicer than to enjoy a gentle stroll in the town's lovely gardens, or sit beside the shore watching sea traffic and the distant sun setting beyond the waves.
This is a resort town that has something for everyone, it is ideal for children, a real summer place for fun and frivolity.
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Interesting & Historical Facts about Southend-on-Sea
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, has the longest pleasure pier in the world. It is an astonishing 1.33 miles long and was first built in 1830.
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Hotels & Accommodation in Southend-on-Sea
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University of Essex - Southend Campus
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Featuring free WiFi, University of Essex - Southend Campus offers accommodation in Southend-on-Sea. There is a shared kitchen at the property....
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The Last Post Hotel
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.3 miles, 0.6 km)
Located in Southend-on-Sea, 200 metres from South Essex College, The Last Post Hotel features air-conditioned rooms and private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms are fitted ...
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12 Cambridge Town House
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Situated in Southend-on-Sea, this holiday home is set 300 metres from South Essex College. The property is 400 metres from Southend Central Library and features views of the sea. Free WiFi is featured...
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The Stable III
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
The Stable III is a holiday home situated in Southend-on-Sea in the Essex Region and is 600 metres from Southend Central Library. The property is 600 metres from South Essex College and free private p...
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Meridian Apartment Suites
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Located less than a mile from Southend town centre and a 7-minute walk from Prittlewell Rail Station, Meridian Apartment Suites offer spacious modern apartments. They all feature free Wi-Fi and free p...
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Pleasant Court Guest House
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
Situated 2 minutes’ walk from the seafront. Pleasant Court Guesthouse offers free WiFi throughout and free on-street parking. Each room comes with an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and tea/coffe...
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Malvern Lodge Guest House
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|Southend Victoria Station||(0.3 miles, 0.4 km)|
|Southend Central Station||(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)|
|M2 Junction 5||(14.9 miles, 24.0 km, direction S)|
|M2 Junction 4||(15.0 miles, 24.1 km, direction S)|
|London City Airport||(28.3 miles, 45.5 km, direction W)|
|London Stansted Airport||(31.1 miles, 50.0 km, direction NW)|
|Southend-on-Sea to London||(36.2 miles, 58.3 km, direction W)|