Football Is Only The Beginning of The Southend Culture
Southend Pier, the 1.34mile long pleasure pier has stood for over a century. The structure is accessible by both foot and train and offers panoramic views of the extensive South-East coastline.
A traditional corner of the coastline, the cobbled streets lined with wooden sheds selling freshly caught seafood sit alongside the traditional English pub.
Leigh on Sea
A 15 minute car journey along the coast brings you to Leigh on Sea, a friendly, creative and artistic community of independent retailers, cafes and restaurants.
A defensive ruin built by Hubert de Burgh in 1215 before being remodelled by Kind Edward III, Hadleigh Castle is a historic monument to Medieval England. The castle, once part of the estate of Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr, overlooks the Thames Estuary offering views across the estuary and into Kent.