Guidebook for Southend-on-Sea

Jacky
Guidebook for Southend-on-Sea

Sightseeing

It is a delightful old fishing village where one can see the cockle and fishing boats and sample the sea food. Three public houses serving good meals, and to walk along the cobbled street, and visit the gift shops and cafes is a must.
The Old Town
It is a delightful old fishing village where one can see the cockle and fishing boats and sample the sea food. Three public houses serving good meals, and to walk along the cobbled street, and visit the gift shops and cafes is a must.
There is a large wood which has riding stables, golf, and mini golf, café, restaurant and the Belfairs Woodland Centre where you can have refreshments. Children's play areas and lovely walks through the woodland.
Belfairs Woods
There is a large wood which has riding stables, golf, and mini golf, café, restaurant and the Belfairs Woodland Centre where you can have refreshments. Children's play areas and lovely walks through the woodland.
This is the longest pier in the world at 1.3 miles. Take the little train to the other end, or if you are brave, walk. You can then ride back.
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Southend Pier Museum
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This is the longest pier in the world at 1.3 miles. Take the little train to the other end, or if you are brave, walk. You can then ride back.

Shopping

Visit the indoor shopping centre near the pier at the bottom end of the High Street, or the Vicotria shopping centre at the top end. Inbetween are all the other shops, with loads of cafes and restaurants, and on some days there are street markets.
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Southend-on-Sea
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Visit the indoor shopping centre near the pier at the bottom end of the High Street, or the Vicotria shopping centre at the top end. Inbetween are all the other shops, with loads of cafes and restaurants, and on some days there are street markets.

Parks & Nature

It is a lovely park with a museum house showing local historic points of interest. There is a good café which serve snacks and meals, drinks and ice-creams and there is a children's play area, as well as being a lovely park to stroll around
Priory Park
It is a lovely park with a museum house showing local historic points of interest. There is a good café which serve snacks and meals, drinks and ice-creams and there is a children's play area, as well as being a lovely park to stroll around

Arts & Culture

This also has a small planetarium and many intersting items in the museum to browse through.
Central Museum
This also has a small planetarium and many intersting items in the museum to browse through.
Situated overhanging the cliffs, there is always some night-time entertainment, in the way of shows, comedy ormusical, etc
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Cliffs Pavilion
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Situated overhanging the cliffs, there is always some night-time entertainment, in the way of shows, comedy ormusical, etc

Entertainment & Activities

Adventure Island is a large theme park situated on Southend seafront. Miles of beaches stretch from Leigh-on-sea to Shoeburyness- the furthest point. Plenty of cafes, and restaurants along the front to grab a meal or snack.
Southend Beach
Adventure Island is a large theme park situated on Southend seafront. Miles of beaches stretch from Leigh-on-sea to Shoeburyness- the furthest point. Plenty of cafes, and restaurants along the front to grab a meal or snack.

Food Scene

Southend's famous Rossi ice-cream has been made locally for many years, and is a "must" to sample.
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Rossi Ice Cream Parlour
14 Western Esplanade
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Southend's famous Rossi ice-cream has been made locally for many years, and is a "must" to sample.
A series of Mediterranean-style open cafes situated along the esplanade at Westcliff. Gives one the feeling of being in the Mediterranean when the weather is good. Big choices of food and very popular for locals and tourists
SeaFront Southend On Sea
A series of Mediterranean-style open cafes situated along the esplanade at Westcliff. Gives one the feeling of being in the Mediterranean when the weather is good. Big choices of food and very popular for locals and tourists
This is in Leigh Old Town and great for food and drinks. Very busy during the season, but much seating outside as well as inside.
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The Peterboat
27 High St
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This is in Leigh Old Town and great for food and drinks. Very busy during the season, but much seating outside as well as inside.

Essentials

At the top of my road
Aldi
684-686 London Rd
At the top of my road
next door to my house
Corner Shop
308 Westborough Rd
next door to my house