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Southend Pier

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“both ways”(136 reviews)
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Southend Pier is the worlds longest pleasure Pier at one and a third miles or two point two kilometres. You may walk or take a unique ride on a Pier train. Visit the lifeboat station and gift shop, and stop for refreshments in Salt café.
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Southend Pier Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very cold but a very good experience as I was on my own it was still worth £2-60 I have been wanting to ride on the train for a lot time

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rextowle
Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to walk to end and we got the train back. Excellent view at the end and we paid a visit to the Lifeboat shop at the end and was able to have a close look at the Lifeboat at the station. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank psteer
Reviewed 1 week ago

a wonderful walk or train ride , either way its a great invigorating time spent at the end of the longest pier in the world

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sam C
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the train to the end of the pier it was only £5 something for return although we walked backed which was our choice as the prices for one way and return is not much difference and it was a cold drizzle day so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We take all feedback on board and thank you for your honest review. We hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To visit Southend and not walk the pier would seem sacrilege - so we did it despite the adverse weather conditions. By the time we got out to the furthest point the coast was lost in the mixture of drizzle & fog that had descended....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Hanham V
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Pier and hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The longest in the country at 1.25 miles and well worth a walk along it if you can manage it. Breezy but healthy!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry S
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived around Southend-on-Sea for years and only gone to the pier twice. Well the other overcast windy day what’s the best thing to do. Yup let’s walk the pier. You have three choices 1st- train ride back and forth 2nd- walk and then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dazzer2001
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. During the year the Pier hosts various different events which helps attract visitors.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long long pier with a train! We went on it twice! A bell at the end, cafe with pasties and decent coffee, very friendly RLNI shop. Bags of fresh air. Loved every minute of it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate S
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed visiting the Pier and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train as it was very windy . Enjoyed a mulled wine and a fresh well filled sandwich in the cafe at the end of the pier . I imagine in the summer it gets busy. Lots of places to sit and enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely walk along the pier grab a coffee lunch at the end. Then jump on train or walk back. The kids loved the giant chess game at the start of the walk. Theres also seasonal activities at times check the website for events...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thebrandy
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. You're exactly right, the entrance fee goes towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Pier. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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John L
11 October 2018|
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Response from Southendpier | Property representative |
Hi there, Dogs are not permitted on any area of the Pier.
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Anne H
15 September 2018|
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Response from Blingbailey |
It’s directly next to it.
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Anne H
15 September 2018|
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Response from llomas | Reviewed this property |
The amusement Park is just beside the pier.
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