"ESSEX TOP 10 - Southend Pier (1)" Essex Things to Do Tip by sourbugger

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  The train to the end of the pier
by sourbugger

The one thing that the world knows about Southend-on-Sea is it's pier.

It sticks out into the Thames estuary for well over a mile. If you don't want to walk it then the pier railway will happily take you one way, or indeed both.

The boast about it being the world's longest pleasure pier is in fact a little misleading as one of the main reasons for it's construction to one and a quarter miles was to allow people to join steamers at it's end, free from problems associated with tides.

In any event it provides a good brisk walk, with the added advantage that Southend looks smaller!

Address: er,,, southend.

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  • Written Dec 5, 2008
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