Southend Pier

At the Southend, the sea recedes over a mile from the beach at low tide, leaving large areas of mud flats. This meant large boats could not stop at Southend, and many potential visitors would travel past Southend and go to Margate or other resorts where docking facilities were better.

Southend needed a solution and the result is the longest pleasure pier in the world, Southend Pier which extends 1.34 miles (2.16 km) into the Thames Estuary.

The pier railway operates every day the pier is open, running the length of Southend Pier, and providing transport from the shore to the pier head.

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Southend Pier Photos

Southend Pier looking to beach
southend pier

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -2.2℃ to 1.5℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to 0.3℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.5℃ to -0.4℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (W)

Southend-on-Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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