Places to visit in Southend-on-Sea

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Places to Visit in Southend-on-Sea

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What travellers are saying

  • cayleb g
    5 contributions
    I love this place and the only thing I hate is one of the ride called axesest I never nelly got kills the ride stop why it was upside down
    Written 19 November 2022
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  • hilary d
    London, UK646 contributions
    This was our fifth visit this year!It is only forty six miles from our house and it was a lovely sunny October day(it might be the last chance we get this year!).

    We got fish and chips,walked,rested and then had afternoon tea,a perfect day out!
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • Deb12_8
    Grimsby, UK192 contributions
    It’s years since I’ve been to Southend and on the pier. Took my two nieces (3 and 17) out for the day and it included a walk on the pier. Didn’t bother paying for the train as we wanted to walk and knew we’d only get near halfway with a 3 year old - a lovely walk on an unusually warm October day. I realise that the pier needs funds for its upkeep and it’s a small price to pay really but I was unimpressed by the lad in the pay kiosk who made us wait while he finished his text message and then apart from saying ‘£5’ didn’t utter a word.
    Written 28 October 2022
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  • Diane W
    3 contributions
    Watched 'When Darkness Falls' yesterday evening and enjoyed every minute of this spine chilling tale. If you enjoy stories and the interweaving of imagination and experience, you should enjoy this. Thoroughly recommend.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • PetesDragon
    1 contribution
    It's a lovely park but sadly has been ruined by all the "crap" hanging in the monkey puzzle tree, which incidentally is endangered! I hope the council dispose of it soon.This poor tree is not a memorial site, there are plenty of other places for that.
    Written 14 September 2022
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  • Celybum
    6 contributions
    Sitting in the beautiful rose garden with all the glorious colours and scents is absolutely wonderful. Well worth a visit.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Susan T
    2 contributions
    We took our grandson (2 half) he loved it even thou the weather was awful. Only had the hour as parking is expensive. £5 for 2hours!! Definitely a put off.
    Other wise it was brilliant thou rushed because of parking
    Written 16 November 2022
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  • Maureen H
    London, UK11 contributions
    Iv just wrote a review, went back to edit & it's gone!
    I was pleasantly surprised to discover East Beach 10mls from Foulness Island, but had to get a taxi £23 to get to the Island.
    Walkers are not encouraged or assisted to get there...!
    No. 9 bus from Kursaal, Southend to East Beach. Then no transport...
    It was well worth the trip, but not the cost of getting there... A good Heritage centre is there & teas & cake in garden.
    A Tractor Trailer ride to the sea wall & an interesting talk on the area... 8/10
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Craig A
    Rayleigh, UK33 contributions
    We come here often, the woods are delightful, managed well and largely free of litter. There are two parks for children to choose from, a fantastic visitor centre which serves delicious food and drink, and a nature reserve. There is also a creek that runs through the woods and a golf course.

    A fantastic place for families, couples or solitary exploration, whether walking, fungi hunting, bird watching / listening, there is something here for everyone!
    Written 27 October 2022
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  • VelvetPresley
    48 contributions
    This small community museum tells the story of Leigh from the perspective of its population and industries.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • jim j
    1 contribution
    twas absolutely excellent, perfect for me and my little dog to walk along! Definately recommend this to anyone thinking of going!
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • sierraromeobravo
    United Kingdom1,141 contributions
    Beach was very good with public toilets. We visited in September 2020, the beach was good, a bit stony but there was sand. In the morning the tide was in, but by the evening it the sea was miles away. They have an open shallow salt water pool thing; once the tide was gone there was a pool area. Everyone was socially distanced and the public toilets were quite clean and maintained. If you get there early there is parking but midday is luck. Overall, very good.
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • MIKE P
    Chelmsford, UK1,261 contributions
    All children love going to the beach, just to play in the sand or have a paddle in the water. Also a great place to do some beach combing to see what they can find. A good time can be had by all.
    Written 22 August 2019
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  • DanMcN
    London, UK146 contributions
    We visited as part of a combined day with Southchurch Hall and the Central Museum.

    There's a little cafe in the park just opposite which is a nice spot for a sandwich and a visitor centre with loos and a little shop.

    The priority itself is very interesting, and yet again the staff member on duty today made it so much more so. Talking to her, we learned so much about the building and the history.

    It's also set in a lovely park, and whilst it wasn't a summer day when we visited, we still got to enjoy the park - it'd be a great spot for a picnic in summer!
    Written 12 October 2022
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  • Seamus H
    Billericay, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Took my daughters aged 5 and 9. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves. One of the steward's helped my 5 year and my 9 year old took to it like a duck to water. They have asked to go back so will be going back next week
    Found the staff pleasant and helpful. A little busy perhaps in the afternoon but hey it is the school holidays
    Written 5 April 2022
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