Southend-on-Sea is a great place to visit for the day.
The U.K's No.1 FREE ADMISSION Fun Park, Adventure Island Fun Park. Located on Southend-on-Sea's famous seafront you will find over 40 fabulous rides and attractions including the outrageous RAGE roller coaster. You don't pay to enter, you ride the rides with our great value all day ride bands.
Southend Pier is a major landmark in Southend-on-Sea. Extending 1.34 miles into the Thames Estuary, it is the longest pleasure pier in the world. You will find lots to do on this pier including Crazy Golf1.33 miles out to sea. Fishing from the Pier, from the end of Southend Pier. Pier Railway, make the 1.33 mile walk to the Pier Head, then why not hop on the Pier Railway. RNLI Station, Southend is home to two of the busiest RNLI Stations in Essex, one of which is at the Pier Head. Why not come and discover the action behind the scenes of this life-saving charity.
Come along and see a great show – make an evening of it and grab a bit to eat in the restaurant before sitting down to enjoy a great show.
Sealife Adventure in Southend-on-Sea, the UK’s first Zooquarium. Immerse yourself in the wonders of life on planet earth, with everything from the mysteries of the deepest oceans to the beauty of the jungles and deserts.
Belfairs Nature Discovery Centre is a visitor centre. A1160-acre Living Landscape, a third of which is woodland, including a number of outstanding sites valuable for nature conservation. Much of the woodland is officially ‘ancient woodland’; some is more than 1,000 years old, making it the earliest woodland recorded in Essex. The woodlands are home to a number of historic landscape features and a wide variety of flora and fauna, including several nationally-threatened species.
Chalkwell Beach is backed by a promenade and there is a car park on Chalkwell Esplanade, accessed by turning right at the end of Chalkwell Avenue. The beach is sandy, and at low tide a wide area of mud, sand and shingle is revealed. In amongst the seaweed there is a good chance of finding crabs and other marine wildlife