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Southend Pier & Railway, Southend-on-Sea

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Pier / Boardwalk · Tourist Spot
Southend Pier & Railway is the longest pleasure pier in the world. Stretching 2.16 km (1.34 mi) into the Thames Estuary, the pier makes for a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Pass local fishermen as you stroll to the end of the pier, or take the small train journey, which is handy for children and the elderly. Enjoy a coffee at the end of the pier in the cafe at the Royal Pavilion. Visit the RNLI lifeboat station and museum while you are there. Throughout the year, the pier hosts a number of special events. Make Southend Pier & Railway a part of your Southend-on-Sea vacation plans using our Southend-on-Sea road trip tool.
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  • My wife and I were spending a couple of days in Southend and decided that a walk along the pier followed by the train back would be a ‘must do’. We both got a concession due to our age, and as we...  more »
  • very friendly staff the train was not very clean but they are getting new ones soon not a lot to do at the end of the pier  more »
  • Took the grandchildren on the Santa experience. Really great. Staff were all lovely. Santa had a very Shakespearian voice and the kids were impressed. Train ride was wonderful with lots to look at while they were waiting.
  • It's always lovely to come & spend the day here. I've been doing so since I was a young girl as I'm originally from Bethnal Green East London & so Southend was like an hour away, so not to far at all. I've spent many hours playing on the beach, swimming in the sea & making sandcastles. So many happy memories, which include the awesome Peter Pan park (now Adventure Island) & when I grew up, having nights out in the nightclubs on the seafront...... Do take a walk in the pier or take the train to enjoy the world's longest pleasure pier!! Enjoy!! Regards Justine xXx
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