Southend-on-Sea is a popular seaside resort that is located on the Thames Gateway. Thanks to the award winning beaches for visitors to tour, there are many sandy spots for you to worship the sun to all you want.
Home to the world's longest pier there are many tourist opportunities and has been since the Georgian era. Over seven miles of sand is separated into eight distinct beaches.
Being a seaside resort it's pretty obvious what the main attraction of the town is . The Bell Wharf Beach is one of the smaller beaches, perfect for those looking for a little quiet time during their beach stay.
Families can enjoy the Three Shells Beach which is home to climbing frames and paddling pool for the little children as well as sand and surf.
The Southend Marin Activities can help you get out on the water instead of in it.
Here you can take lessons on how to drive a power boat, windsurfing, sailing and jetskiing.
If you are looking for some fun bowling, then visit the bowling alley located on the pier.
If you just want to see some wonderful views then hop on the tram that runs the length of the pier, or you can walk, and head out into the sea to get a view of the picturesque sites.
The sea front is also home to the popular Sea-life aquarium.
Here you can see all the beauty of the sea without disturbing their inhabitants.
This fun filled and educational aquarium will allow you to view some of the most interesting animals in the world up close.
After you've spent days playing in the sun and surf it might be time to head inside for a little while. Interested in the history and wildlife of Southend on Sea then visit the Central Museum.