The traditional favorite for londoners and with the new A13, easier to get to now. Southend Pier is the longest in the world at 1.33 miles. If you don't fancy the walk, take the train that runs all the way to the end.
The pleasure beach offers lots of amusements, thrilling rides, esplanades and magnificent gardens.
Southend-on-Sea also has a traditional seaside pier.
Southend-on-Sea's Local Attractions
This amusement park has around 50 or rides for children of all ages from gentle merry go rounds, train rides and gentle roller coasters designed for tiny tots through to some new additions in 2004 which will suit all baring the extreme thrill seekers.
This centre is home to wide variety of local and oceanic sea life organised into themed walk-ways and also a walk through underwater aquarium where you can spot rays and sharks. You can climb aboard the HMS Sub Tropical and marvel at the tropical fish through the portholes of this submarine or pop-up through spy-holes to spot piranhas.