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Did you know...

Southend Pier is right in the heart of the Foreshore Nature Reserve, which stretches more than eight miles all the way from Leigh-on-Sea to Shoebury!

This area is important because in winter, the mudflats serve as a feeding ground for large numbers of birds that migrate from further north.

Image by Erik Mclean

Southend Pier is one of the best spots to see some of the abundant wildlife. It's not unusual to see harbour seals, grey seals, and sometimes even dolphins and whales! 

Pick up a Wildlife Watch Leaflet from the Visitor Information Centre for just £1, and you'll see some of the most common visitors to the pier, tick them off  when you see them!

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