Shoebury East beach is approximately quarter of a mile long gently sloping sandy/shingle beach backed by a large grassy area perfect for picnics. Can get very crowded on hot summer read more
Southend-on-Sea, often just called Southend is within Essex on the north side of the Thames estuary and just 64 km (40 miles) east of central London. This close location to London makes it popular day trip destination.
One of the most famous sites at Southend is the world's longest pleasure pier (just over 2km) which was built in 1830 and has a narrow gauge train to transport you to the end or if you prefer you can take the round trip walk of almost three miles although you could take a rest at the cafe on the pier end.
Due to the close location to London this is not a location for a quiet trip to the coast. As well as the Pier you have lots of amusement arcades and an amusement park Adventure Island with over 60 rides and attractions.
If you want a quieter time then you can move away from the main City beach by the pier and head towards Shoeburyness.
With lovely views of the Thames Estuary, this Southend-on-Sea hotel offers free Wi-Fi, fitness facilities, treatment rooms, and free parking. The hotel restaurant serves fresh ingredients and produce from the read more
This hotel is situated in the picturesque Essex village town of Rochford, less than a mile from the airport and 200 yards from the mainline railway station.
Dating back to 1891, this magnificent Victorian hotel is close to the seafront with spectacular views over the Thames Estuary.
Superbly located, Premier Inn Southend-on-Sea (Thorpe Bay) is on the seafront, with excellent access to Southend Central, Southend East and Thorpe Bay rail stations. Southend Pier is nearby.
Located on the seafront at Southend-On-Sea, with views of The Thames Estuary, Camelia Hotel is just one mile from Southend on Sea. It has good food, free Wi-Fi and free read more
In central Southend, with spectacular views of the pier and estuary, these boutique self-catering luxury apartments offer free high-speed WiFi, 32-inch LCD televisions, a Blu-ray player, a music system and read more
Just metres from the seafront, Illfracombe House is set in central Southend, offering free parking and free Wi-Fi. Rooms have satellite TV, including Sky Sports, and there is an all-you-can-eat read more
Providing comfortable, good value accommodation, Premier Inn Southend Airport has excellent access to local bus links and is 2 miles from Southend Airport.
The Gleneagles Guesthouse offers 4-star rooms with free high speed Wi-Fi and panoramic sea views. The guest house overlooks the Cliff Gardens, and is only a 5-minute walk from Southend read more
Situated on Eastern Esplanade, overlooking Southend Beach, Pebbles Guest House offers wonderful sea views and cooked breakfasts. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi and a sun terrace.
Situated on Eastern Esplanade, overlooking the Thames Estuary, The Waverley offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. With sea views and cooked breakfasts, the hotel has bedrooms with flat-screen TVs.