Discovering the sights at Southend Pier and Railway

Southend Pier and Railway Approach

Southend-on-Sea is a must stop for those visiting Essex. It offers blue flag beaches, Adventure Island and Southend Pier and Railway. Simply, there’s plenty to do in the area!

Southend Pier and Railway is a highlight for many, at an impressive 1.34 miles, It’s the longest pleasure pier in the world!

Southend Pier and Railway Food and Drink Huts

What is there to do on Southend Pier?

I have to be honest, although the pier offers impressive views and a truly lovely walk, there are only a few things to do on Southend Pier!

On the pier, you can:

  • enjoy a few rounds of crazy golf
  • learn about the piers’ history at the Pier Museum
  • visit the RNLI Gift Shop
  • fish on the pier
  • Look for wildlife in the Wildlife Watch
  • get onboard and enjoy a day trip with Jetstream Tours

Alongside this handful of activities, there’s plenty of places to eat and drink. If after your walk, you’re feeling peckish, you’ll find hot meals, afternoon tea and other light bites and snacks at the pier’s head.

How much does it cost to go on the pier?

Tickets to enter the pier are pretty reasonable. It’s £2 for an adult and £1 for a child/concession ticket. It costs more to take advantage of the train.

Southend Pier and Railway Train on Track

What’s the The Pier Railway like?

You can choose to walk the length of the pier or take advantage of the train. The Pier Railway runs from the shore to the piers’ end.

It’ll allow you to sit back and enjoy the view and rest your legs! It takes 10 minutes from the shore to the piers’ head.

How much does the Southend Pier train cost?

If you’re looking for a single ticket on the train, it’ll be £5.30 for an adult and £2.70 for a concession.

For a return ticket on the train, it’ll be £5.80 for an adult and £2.90 for a concession.

Is it accessible?

For those with buggies and wheelchair users, Southend Pier and Railway is very accessible. You can make your way along the pier or opt to use the railway.

Once you’re done exploring the pier, why not check out some other Southend-on-Sea attractions?

Have you been to Southend Pier and Railway?

Stephanie xox

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