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Southend Pier

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Private Southend's Seaside Delights Day Trip from London
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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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  • Average18%
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Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thought we'd check out the longest pier in the world so paid to ride the train that goes along the pier. Paid a stupid amount, you pay even if you want to walk along the pier! Nobody even checks if you've paid for a ticket!...More

1  Thank tyjemeva
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked the long pier (there's an option of getting the train both ways or just one way). It's the longest pier in the world apparently but it did make for a lovely afternoon walk and great views to be seen!

Thank Melinda A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the pier so much that we took 3 trips along it in our 5 days in Southend. The walk took us around 20-25 minutes each way and is just £1 for students. On our last trip, we opted to get the train one...More

1  Thank Alanna P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having last visited the pier 40 years ago it has changed beyond recognition. The lovely old electric green railway has been replaced by a rather dull navy blue diesel train. The entrance is now a characterless glass foyer and the cafe at the end is...More

Thank yakhound
Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly staff, train station at lower level. If you want to go to end of pier allow some extra time to walk the last part.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Train is rickety and slow and costs more than a ticket to Southend airport! Not really much on pier anymore apart from a lot of older folks! Cafe at end is reasonable at best.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 days ago

At 1.4miles the pier is great for a refreshing stroll out and then enjoy the lovely train ride back. RNLI centre is at the end of the pier, as is a good value cafe' and toilets.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is an interesting display at the landward end, worth visiting if you don't go on the pier. The train journey is not that comfortable but it only lasts for about 5 minutes. When you get to the end you may wonder why you bothered...More

1  Thank Normanta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked the pier in December on a bright crisp day, was really nice there is a train you can take but its a nice walk along it to the end. There is a place at the end for drinks and snack etc and gives a...More

Thank Jim104
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a walk along Southend Pier what lovely views the cafe was very welcome at the end. Good array of food hot and cold drinks. Next door there was what appeared to be a pop up bar selling a limited number of beers I had...More

Thank Vince68
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Michael E
29 May 2017|
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Response from Ann H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it did burn down some years ago. It has now been restored and you can still go to the end of it although there isn't so much there as before. Didn't know about the Australian version - interesting!
Victoria B
4 March 2017|
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Response from Southendpier | Property representative |
Hi Vicky, Jamie Oliver only uses the café as a film set for a few weeks during the year. We use the building as a take away for ice cream, drinks and snacks during the height of the season. His family own 'Olivers On The... More
29 January 2017|
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Response from Southendpier | Property representative |
There is indeed a train that takes you to the far end. If you would like more information nearer the time please call us on 01702 215620.