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 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow and next Wednesday, with temperatures rising to 20°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      6:41 am    7:02 pm
    Thursday, Sep 21st
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       41%  56%   12 mph
      6:42 am    7:00 pm

    Friday, Sep 22nd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       16%  26%   6 mph
      6:44 am    6:57 pm
    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  70%   10 mph
      6:46 am    6:55 pm

    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  49%   9 mph
      6:47 am    6:53 pm
    Monday, Sep 25th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       19%  67%   8 mph
      6:49 am    6:50 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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       26%  34%   9 mph
      6:50 am    6:48 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
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       40%  64%   10 mph
      6:52 am    6:46 pm

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