Find things to do in Southend

Southend is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier at 1.34 miles, enviable sandy beaches, and all the fun of the fair. The beachfront resort is a popular summer venue for City folk and commuters alike, all keen for a classic British day at the seaside.

Southend also boasts a broad range of eclectic shops and classy restaurants, which have helped make it a popular local tourist destination. Southend has an unusual claim to fame as it redeveloped itself as the home of the Access credit card, as it was one of the UK’s first electronic telephone exchanges.

Here are our favourite things to do in Southend:


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