Attractions and Places to Visit in Southend on Sea
Southend offers all the traditional seaside pleasures along our seven miles of seafront, but you'll soon discover there's far more besides the seaside here.
Southend on Sea offers a range of great attractions for the whole family to enjoy, the longest Pleasure Pier in the world, Adventure Island fun park, Sea-Life Adventure Aquarium and many more. History buffs can step back in time at some fascinating places like Southchurch Hall or Prittlewell Priory and take a ride on the shortest cliff lift in the UK.
The Town Centre offers a unique shopping experience and with over three hundred mouth-watering places to eat and a dazzling live music and nightlife scene, you really are spoilt for choice.
The romantic ruins of a royal castle overlooking the Essex marshes. Hadleigh was begun in about 1215 by Hubert de Burgh, but extensively refortified by Edward III during the Hundred Years War, becoming a favourite residence of the ageing king.
Southend Museums is comprised of different museums and galleries within Southend: Central Museum, Southend Planetarium, Prittlewell Priory, Beecroft Art Gallery and Southchurch Hall.
Known to be the longest pleasure pier in the world extending 1.34 miles, Southend Pier is an iconic landmark of Southend-on-Sea. Originally built in 1830 only as a wooden structure of only 600 ft in length, the pier has since undergone a few extensions.