Southend on Sea
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Situated in what is regarded as the driest part of the country, Southend is the nearest seaside resort to London, with easy rail access via 2 main rail lines, or by road via the M25 and A127 or A13.
What's on Offer
Southend’s seven miles of beautiful foreshore stretches from Leigh-on-Sea to Shoeburyness. The coastline here includes beaches that are some of the finest the East of England has to offer, including International Blue Flag and Quality Coast Award winners.
Places to Visit
Southend Pier (The longest pleasure Pier in the World), Southend Pier Museum, Adventure Island fun park with over 60 rides and attractions, Ten-Pin - 30 lanes of tenpin bowling, bars, restaurant and amusements, Sea-Life Adventure (with displays of marine life, restaurant and Little Tykes Activity area), plus museums, art galleries and a planetarium.
The Cliffs Pavilion, with a 1630 seat auditorium with a year-round programme of concerts, major ballet companies, touring West End musicals and famous pop and jazz artists. The Palace Theatre, an array of hotspots and 3 casinos.
Southend has a choice of nationally famous stores and exclusive and specialised boutiques, providing a comprehensive range of shopping facilities. The Royals Shopping Centre & The Victoria are under cover, giving visitors a comfortable shopping environment, whilst Southend High Street is home to the popular farmers' markets.
Southend has more than 300 places to eat, including restaurants, pubs and wine bars that offer a range of cuisine to suit all tastes and pockets.
Recreation & Sport
Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre, Southend Marine Activities Centre. 3 indoor swimming pools, 3 golf courses, 6 bowling greens, 2 horse centres and 6 sailing clubs.
Conference & Business Facilities
A wide range of state of the art conference facilites for all sizes are available across the area.
Estimated 1750 total bed spaces in inspected accommodation.
From the North via A1, M11, M25 &
Southend Victoria (Liverpool Street line).
Harwich International - 58 miles
London Southend Airport