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
About Southend Pier
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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
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 The lovely old electric green railway has been replaced by a rather dull navy blue diesel train.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
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.
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.
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
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