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Southend Cliff Gardens

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Hidden Gem.

Whilst many head straight for the beach or pier, they turn their backs on one the hidden gems of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gatcarr4
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Aberdaron, United Kingdom
Lovely

Love the gardens and statues. Great to walk around on a summers day. Brilliant views of the seafront

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mickay1
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Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst many head straight for the beach or pier, they turn their backs on one the hidden gems of the coastal strip. Often filled with vibrant colour, these gardens offer some peace away from the busy coast road. Well worth a detour and some time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the gardens and statues. Great to walk around on a summers day. Brilliant views of the seafront

Thank mickay1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Southend well what can i say,nothing has changed,brought back lovely child hood memories for all of us,playing on the beach,getting an ice cream eating fish and chips,and we did all that again plus try every single pub abd had a blast!! If you live in...More

Thank maggie b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic views, lovely calm atmosphere, beautifully maintained and clean. Planting and flowers a joy. Plenty of benches to sit and contemplate....

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cliff gardens are absolutely stunning this time of the year with an array of glorious colours how hard the council staff must work to produce year after year such a beautiful place for a stroll on a sunny afternoon and with the benefit of...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

As you may expect from cliff gardens you can expect a steep climb to get from the bottom to the top. HOWEVER, there are plenty of places to sit and stop for a rest or even if you just want to pause to admire the...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Relative peace can be found in this area with a bit of a hunt around. We found a great spot near the (closed) Cliff lift in the long grass with bird song all around and the madness of the resort a safe distance down below.

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The gardens along Westcliff are kept very nicely and they are lovely to walk along and also sit in for a quiet picnic with views over the seafront.

Thank Rosy567
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Southend sea front western esplanade Dirty Dump litter everywhere unkept and untidy gardens not looked after properly gardens and shrubs neglected bench seats belong to times past this is a place in decline. Obviously the local authorities find day visitors distasteful and unwanted. They should...More

Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I visit southend a lot and walk around the gardens when I can not been here for a while they done it up it looks nice . There lots of squirrels running around it's nice as they are pretty tame and you can feed them

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