You can embrace Southend's tacky seaside soul, inhale Rossi's velvety ice cream, rock or candy floss before jumping on head-spinning...
Southend's seaside heyday springs to life in this charming museum, where a Victorian toast-rack tram from the pier sits beside a...
Cobbled streets, cockle sheds, art galleries and craft shops define atmospheric Old Leigh. It's a long stroll west along Southend's...
Tucked away near the train station, this relaxed, modern restaurant and bar with a stone fireplace and stuffed leather sofas is filled...
Southend Pier information
Welcome to the world's longest pier – a staggering 1.34 miles long, to be precise – built in 1830 and a magnet for boat crashes, storms and fires, the last of which ravaged its tip in 2005. Today, a peaceful if windy stroll to the restored pier head reveals a cafe, artists' studios and the 185-seater Royal Pavilion . Hopping on the Pier Railway (single adult/child £3.50/2) saves the long slog back.