Guidebook for Southend-on-Sea

Michael

Guidebook for Southend-on-Sea

Sightseeing
Fascinating ruin from this former Thames River stronghold. Great views and sunsets with flasks of hot chocolate (+rum). Picnic and kite flying.
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Hadleigh Castle
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Fascinating ruin from this former Thames River stronghold. Great views and sunsets with flasks of hot chocolate (+rum). Picnic and kite flying.
Entertainment & Activities
From whimsical to white-knuckle rides. Fun for all at one of Britain's most famous seaside towns.
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Adventure Island
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From whimsical to white-knuckle rides. Fun for all at one of Britain's most famous seaside towns.
Everything Else
Europe's longest pier, cafe at the end and music venue too.
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Southend-on-Sea
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Europe's longest pier, cafe at the end and music venue too.
Great walking towards Benfleet - and discover Glady's barge pub
Hadleigh Park
Great walking towards Benfleet - and discover Glady's barge pub
Walking and birdwatching. Swimming from the slipway also possible for the unsqueamish!
Two Tree Island
Walking and birdwatching. Swimming from the slipway also possible for the unsqueamish!
Woods that are part of the 7 Woods and Saffron Trails
Belfairs Woods
Woods that are part of the 7 Woods and Saffron Trails
Host of many independent shops and restaurants but retains a village feel around the Norman Church and Edwardian local library.
Broadway
Host of many independent shops and restaurants but retains a village feel around the Norman Church and Edwardian local library.
Good banter and friendly folk 40 minutes from the capital. Its an entertaining and charming sanctuary from the big smoke.
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Leigh-on-Sea
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Good banter and friendly folk 40 minutes from the capital. Its an entertaining and charming sanctuary from the big smoke.
Love it or hate it - its unique and work a look to form your own opinion if nothing else!
Canvey Island
Love it or hate it - its unique and work a look to form your own opinion if nothing else!
Nice beaches and easy swimming from here
Chalkwell Esplanade
Nice beaches and easy swimming from here
Gorgeous Georgian Garrison, great pub and estuarial walks at low-tide. You can even forage for oysters.
Shoeburyness
Gorgeous Georgian Garrison, great pub and estuarial walks at low-tide. You can even forage for oysters.
Beginning of walk along the River Roach
Cherry Orchard Way
Beginning of walk along the River Roach
Food Scene
Lovely museum and park grounds. Discover about the Royal Saxon tomb in Prittlewell, a high-status Anglo-Saxon tomb excavated in Southend plus a whole lot more!
Priory Park Cafe
Lovely museum and park grounds. Discover about the Royal Saxon tomb in Prittlewell, a high-status Anglo-Saxon tomb excavated in Southend plus a whole lot more!
Oysters, crab and a whole plethora of seafood to enjoy washed down with local ales or a warming cup of tea! Theres plenty of fishmongers here too to buy to take home too.
Osborne Bros Limited
Oysters, crab and a whole plethora of seafood to enjoy washed down with local ales or a warming cup of tea! Theres plenty of fishmongers here too to buy to take home too.
Drinks & Nightlife
Great food and plenty of outdoor drinking and banter here on the old high street
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The Peterboat
27 High St
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Great food and plenty of outdoor drinking and banter here on the old high street