World's Longest Pier
Other than mile upon mile of tawny imported-sand and shingle beaches, Southend's main attraction is the world's longest pier, built in...
Dip beneath the pier's entrance to explore an old 'toasts-rack' pier train and antique slot machines at the museum.
Leigh Heritage Centre
Tucked away near the train station, this relaxed, modern restaurant and bar with a stone fireplace and stuffed leather sofas is filled...
Adventure Island information
Lonely Planet review
You can embrace Southend's tacky seaside soul, inhale Rossi's velvety ice cream, rock or candy floss before jumping on head-spinning rides or ramming each other in dodgems at lurid amusement park Adventure Island, beside the pier.