Southend Pier & Railway, Southend-on-Sea

Pier / Boardwalk · Hidden Gem · 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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  • We took the train one way to the end and walked back. The pier has lots of character and with a couple of cafés and colourful beach huts you won't go hungry nor thirsty. We walked it between 5 and 6.....  more »
  • Worth visiting, even though there isn't much on the pier worth visiting. It's a shame the trains are characterless and modern: I preferred the old green and cream ones from the 1950s.  more »

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