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Southend Pier & Railway, Southend-on-Sea

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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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  • The weather was gorgeous, and we had not been for a very long time,so we made a day of it down at Southend on Sea. My first tip, would be to park, and then walk in to the heart of resort, so that... 
    The weather was gorgeous, and we had not been for a very long time,so we made a day of it down at Southend on Sea. My first tip, would be to park, and then walk in to the heart of resort, so that...  more »
  • Again being the longest Pier in the world at 1mile & a third. On this occasion me and my daughter trained both ways, we would normally walk one way, but she was on crutches. At the end of the pier... 
    Again being the longest Pier in the world at 1mile & a third. On this occasion me and my daughter trained both ways, we would normally walk one way, but she was on crutches. At the end of the pier...  more »
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  • A nice long walk along the longest pier in the world. Look. You're in Southend. It's a nice walk down a long pier in the estuary. It isn't the Bahamas. 2 quid entrance for an Essex legend. Lived in Essex most my life and only done it recently. Glad I did. Couple games to play at the end. Places for food and drinks. A life guard thing. Well worth a walk down if you're in town my opinion. The sky and the river meet very well the further you walk down the pier and you feel surrounded by blue and brown/green. Very nice.
  • Last time I was on the pier must've been fishing in the early 90s. The pier was dead to angler's. I used to love fishing on the pier from mid 60s through to the 90s. In the 60s and 70s I was on the pier every opportunity I had, but no more. The best places to fish are out of bounds. It was good to see the cream and green trains, the colour they used to be.

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