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Southend Pier

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Southend Pier is the worlds longest pleasure Pier at one and a third miles or two point two kilometres. You may walk or take a unique ride on a Pier train. Visit the lifeboat station and gift shop, and stop for refreshments in Salt café.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Ideal for evening stroll. You can walk the peir or take the train. Walking is ideal if its a nice sunny eve or during the day

Thank Barry S
Reviewed yesterday

Love the walk on a nice Day ,yesterday was the hottest day since 1976 but at the end of the Pier it was like a normal breezy sunny day..People complain there is nothing here when you get to the end ,well thats how I like...More

Thank Priscilla008
Reviewed 2 days ago

One and a quarter miles. You can walk or take a train or walk one way and take a train the other. The pier allows you to see how the tide really goes out over a mile. It is fantastic to watch people wading out...More

Thank Marianne H
Southendpier, General Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, we hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were down at Southend for the day and had to go on the Pier. Well, you have to when there is a Train to take you. Being of a certain age now, I can get a return for £2.50, can't be bad. The train...More

Thank Roger97544
Southendpier, General Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your response we hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I purchased a red wristband for my daughter, for her to play in the soft area. At the time of purchase I was not informed that she had to have socks. Due to the time, and the parking running out; I decided to get a...More

Thank monique S
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're very sorry you had such a horrible experience at Adventure Island. This is actually the Southend Pier Tripadvisor page and we are run by separate companies. I'm sure if you write to their customer service department/tripadvisor page they will contact you.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We got the train to the end and back to save my 86 year old mum the walk, Its not that expensive and does save your legs. Not much to do at the end these days except get a drink or bite to eat but...More

Thank Antony W
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wanted to take a train ride on this famous pier, So disappointed. Pricey & was so incredibly sad to find nothing on the pier to eat other than a sandwich or cake beer or an ice lolly. Nothing at the end of a mile long...More

Thank TheAdamsFamily286
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you were disappointed in your visit. The Pier holds a variety of different events throughout the year. Please refer to the visit Southend website which is updated regularly.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My sister and I were excited to go on the pier in Southend after hearing it was the world's longest. I expected it to be like others such as venice pier or even weston super mare and have arcades and fun things on but all...More

Thank bright_ii
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you were disappointed in your visit. Throughout the year we have a variety of events, including the Sunday Showcase, The Annual Puppet festival, Halloween ghost train and Santa event. These are updated through our website. We hope you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The train ride and even the area to wait to catch it was enjoyable but there was literally nothing to do at the end of the pier. I would recommend the train ride as a nice thing to do with small children but don't expect...More

Thank Kate P
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Throughout the year Southend Pier host a variety of different events for all the family, including The Sunday Showcase, The annual Puppet Festival, Halloween Ghost Train and more. Out website is updated regularly so please have a look to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very relaxing and great vantage point for watching shipping. Kids oved it and they got close to people fishing without being in the way. The train is fantastic too.

Thank Denise W
Southendpier, General Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We also host many events for children throughout the year.

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Michael E
I travelled the pier many times as a young lad in the 1940/50's and well remember the bandstand, eateries and penny arcades. The trains were like toast racks with rows of seats with chains to hold you in. I live in Australia now and had been told part of the pier had been burnt down. Is that so ? Also were you aware there is a southend pier in South Australia, albeit a little one ?
29 May 2017|
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Response from Bedfordsims | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the pier is much changed now. Like many attractions it has lost a lot of the old charm and is really now somewhere you go to because it is an icon as opposed to going to it because it is attractive and fun. Nothing at... More
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Victoria B
hi I would like to know how to book a table at Jamie and Jimmy's cafe please thanks vikki
4 March 2017|
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Response from Southendpier | Property representative |
Hi Vicky, Jamie Oliver only uses the café as a film set for a few weeks during the year. We use the building as a take away for ice cream, drinks and snacks during the height of the season. His family own 'Olivers On The... More
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danae363
I grew up in Leigh on Sea and haven't been back since. I'm bringing my grandson in April, is there still a train on the pier?
30 January 2017|
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Response from Southendpier | Property representative |
There is indeed a train that takes you to the far end. If you would like more information nearer the time please call us on 01702 215620.
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