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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.More Southend-on-Sea facts..
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Hotels & Accommodation in Southend-on-Sea
University of Essex - Southend Campus
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
The Last Post Hotel
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.3 miles, 0.6 km)
12 Cambridge Town House
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
The Stable III
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Meridian Apartment Suites
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Pleasant Court Guest House
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
Malvern Lodge Guest House
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)
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