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Southend Pier

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
01702-21-56-20
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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Southend on sea for the first time and couldn't miss a visit to the pier. It was a great little train journey and you could just imagine 'how it used to be'. Well done Southend for keeping your lovely pier. The RNLI shop...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No dogs allowed on the pier. Waste of a journey. Never visit this place. I suggest Southwold where dogs are welcome.More

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

We are unable to allow dogs onto the pier for a number of reasons. Due to the nature of the wooden decking, a dogs paws may be vulnerable to splinters. We would not want anyone's pets to be injured! As the pier head is an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited the Tourist information reception to made esquires about the No. 68 Sightseeing bus. The staff lacked enthusiasm was very unhelpful and not informative, they did tell us where to get the bus. We went to the bus stop near Tesco...More

Thank jenibar2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to frequent the pier on average 3 or 4 times a week in my teens and twenties to fish for Dabs,Flounders, plaice, bass and cod and the occasional sole or mullet I had caught some very good fish over the years Now most...More

Thank Robert W
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are sorry you did not manage to catch more fish during your visit, unfortunately fish stocks in the Estuary are beyond our control. We have to restrict the areas where fishing can take place as some areas need to be kept clear for access,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As this is the worlds longest pier I decided to visit. Strike one was the Pier museum was closed. Content to continue I went up to purchase a ticket to walk the Pier. A visitor returning from the Pier stopped and began to chat with...More

Thank MrBarkley
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are sorry you did not get to enjoy the Pier museum. The museum is run and staffed by volunteers and is unable to offer the same extended opening hours in the summer that the Pier can. They currently open at the weekends, Tuesdays, Wednesdays...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely end of season visit. We just had to take a trip along the pier by train. Pier museum is worth a visit while you wait for the train. The end of the pier has a great view, somewhere to eat and drink and not...More

Thank bobster234
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't walked the pier much this year but as we heard they have other places to buy food and they have other attractions we made a visit yesterday ,we walk and ride. Once we had reached the end of our walk we stopped off...More

2  Thank margo b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our walk up and down this historic pier so did not need to take advantage of the train ride. Quite a unique feeling to be so far out over water but not in a boat! Thought price quite reasonable. Would have liked more...More

Thank ThelmaBournemouth
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We take every comment on board. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pier is 1.25 miles long and offers a variety of ways to enjoy it. You can walk both ways, walk one way and ride the train back or take the train both ways. (See photo for prices). We decided to walk both ways and...More

Thank PWH2013
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Longest pier in the world, it's a really nice walk down to the end or take the train if you don't feel like the 2 mile walk. We've been to some great events on the end as well so it's always been fun.

Thank Bethany K
Southendpier, Manager at Southend Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again soon.

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Michael E
29 May 2017|
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Response from skrem | Reviewed this property |
Part of the pier is gone but it's spirit hasn't.
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Victoria B
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
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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