Woman and two children stand on Southend Pier, waving at the Pier Train

Come and explore the world's longest pleasure pier! From end to end, Southend Pier is packed with great things to see and do all year round!

Children playing Crazy Golf on Southend Pier

 Crazy Golf  

Enjoy a round of crazy golf 1.33 miles out to sea at the end of the world's longest pleasure pier. Are you brave enough to take on Olga the Octopus?

 The Cliff Lift 

Take a ride on the historic Cliff Lift, the shortest funicular railway in the world. 

Man fishing off Southend Pier

 Fishing from the Pier 

Did you know you can fish from the end of Southend Pier? It's the perfect place to while away the afternoon, and you're sure to catch a wide variety of fish. 

Displays at Southend Pier Museum

 Pier Museum 

If you fancy exploring the history of Southend Pier, then a visit to the Pier Museum is a must! Here you can learn all about the turbulent history of Southend's iconic attraction. 

The pier train making it's way along Southend Pier

 Pier Railway 

If you're not brave enough to make the 1.33 mile walk to the Pier Head, then why not hop on the Pier Railway? It'll have you from shore to end in ten leisurely minutes!

Lifeboat being dispatched from the end of Southend Pier

 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. 


 The Beach Huts 

Quirky little beach huts at the Pier Head, where you can pick up a souvenir!

Children standing at the railings of Southend Pier pointing out to sea.

 Wildlife Watch 

Southend Pier is in the heart of the Foreshore Nature Reserve, which stretches more than eight miles from Leigh-on-Sea to Shoeburyness. 


Things to Do

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 from the Past 

The Pier Listening Bench, located at the Pier Head, features fond memories of Southend from University of the Third Age members. Full interviews are available on request from the Essex Sounds  Archive.

 Send a 


 from the Pier 

Did you know we have an official Royal Mail Post Box? Just pick up a postcard from the Visitor Information Centre, get it franked with a special Southend Pier frank and head to the end of the pier to send a souvenir to a loved one. 

 Fancy a 

 Game of 


It's chess like you've played before... but bigger! Located just inside the Pier Walkway entrance, stop by for an epic game with your family or friends. Why not mix it up a bit and become the pieces yourselves! 


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