Southend pier

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  • The sea recedes over a mile from the beach at low tide leaving mud flats. Large boats were unable to stop at Southend near to the beach and no boats at all were able to stop at low tide. This meant that many potential visitors would travel past Southend and go to Margate, or other resorts where docking facilities were better.

    The solution was Southend Pier that extends 1.34 miles (2.16 km) into the Thames Estuary, it is the longest pleasure pier in the world.

    The pier railway runs the length of Southend Pier, providing public passenger transport from the shore to the pier head. It operates every day the pier is open, providing a quarter or half hourly service.

  • Southend pier Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures rising to 23°C tomorrow.

    Today's Forecast
     Drizzle and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    15
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    19
       12%  81%   13 mph
      5:10 am    8:59 pm
    Tuesday, Jul 25th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    15
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    23
       1%  67%   10 mph
      5:11 am    8:57 pm

    Wednesday, Jul 26th
     Light rain until evening and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    16
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    21
       30%  59%   11 mph
      5:13 am    8:56 pm
    Thursday, Jul 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    14
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    20
       1%  76%   14 mph
      5:14 am    8:54 pm

    Friday, Jul 28th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    15
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    20
       2%  38%   15 mph
      5:16 am    8:53 pm
    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Light rain in the morning and breezy until evening.
     
    16
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    22
       18%  52%   17 mph
      5:17 am    8:51 pm

    Sunday, Jul 30th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    17
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    21
       15%  95%   16 mph
      5:19 am    8:50 pm
    Monday, Jul 31st
     Light rain overnight.
     
    15
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    21
       3%  42%   13 mph
      5:20 am    8:48 pm

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