Shoebury East beach is approximately quarter of a mile long gently sloping s Read more [...]
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.
7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Thursday, with temperatures falling to 7°C next Tuesday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.Today's Forecast
12->140% 61% 8 mph
7:26 am 4:02 pmWindy throughout the day and light rain overnight.Wednesday, Nov 22nd
13->1512% 60% 25 mph
7:28 am 4:01 pmWindy until afternoon and light rain starting in the evening.Thursday, Nov 23rd
9->1483% 63% 19 mph
7:30 am 4:00 pmOvercast until evening and windy starting in the evening.Friday, Nov 24th
7->1282% 84% 5 mph
7:31 am 3:59 pmPartly cloudy in the morning and breezy overnight.Saturday, Nov 25th
5->923% 13% 16 mph
7:33 am 3:58 pmBreezy in the morning and partly cloudy until evening.Sunday, Nov 26th
6->98% 41% 18 mph
7:34 am 3:57 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and windy in the afternoon.Monday, Nov 27th
6->1074% 77% 13 mph
7:36 am 3:56 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Tuesday, Nov 28th
5->735% 39% 17 mph
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