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Top Choice Seafood in Southend-On-Sea

Simply Seafood

Tucked away under the flyover just west of Old Leigh, this light, bright little eatery lets locally sourced seafood shine. The oysters are from Essex, the crab is from Cromer and the fish is from the boats just outs…
Landmark in Southend-On-Sea

Southend Pier

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 win…
Seafood in Southend-On-Sea

Osborne Bros

Part fish stall, part bare-bones cafe, Osborne's is set right on Old Leigh's waterfront. It serves up expansive Thames Estuary views, best observed while tucking into crab, jellied eels or a seafood platter (cockles…
Museum in Southend-On-Sea

Pier Museum

Southend's seaside heyday springs to life in this charming museum, where a Victorian toast-rack pier tram sits beside sepia photos and a functioning signal box. The best bits are the still-working antique penny slot…
Area in Southend-On-Sea

Old Leigh

Cobbled streets, cockle sheds, art galleries and craft shops define atmospheric Old Leigh. It's a long stroll west along Southend's seafront, or a short hop on the local train.