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.
Visit Southend pier
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 20.5℃ to 22.5℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 17.9℃ to 18.6℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 16.1℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 18℃ to 18.5℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 18.9℃ to 19.6℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (SW)
Southend-on-Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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