Southend Pier

Southend Pier information

Location
Southend-On-Sea , England
Address
Western Esplanade
More information
www.southend.gov.uk/pier
Prices
adult/child £2/1
Opening hours
8am-6pm Mon-Fri, to 8pm Sat & Sun Apr-Sep, 9am-5pm Wed-Sun Oct-Mar
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Welcome to the world's longest pier – a staggering 1.341 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, sun deck, gift shop, exhibition space and active lifeboat station. Hopping on the Pier Railway (single adult/child £4/2.20) saves the long slog back.