Southend-on-Sea is Essexs largest town and its close proximity to London makes it a popular tourist destination year after year. Better still, it is located in the south east of the country in an area widely regarded as the driest part of Britain.
The town is chock-full of interesting attractions which are aimed at all the family, whether youre looking for local history, the arts and culture, or family-oriented activities to keep you occupied. Some of Southend-on-Seas most popular attractions are:
Southend Pier. Measuring in at 1.33 miles, Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the entire world! Built in 1830, it has recently been refurbished and hosts an RNLI lifeboat station and an exclusive Pier train. Nowhere will you experience better sights of the beautiful coastline of the Thames Estuary.
Central Museum and Planetarium. If youve never visited a planetarium then nows your chance; there are live presentations throughout the day. Meanwhile, the museum reveals plenty of secrets about Southends eventful history.
Jubilee Beach. This sand and shingle beach stretches from the Pier to Thorpe Bay; there are also regular pleasure boat trips...