Southend-on-Sea Information

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Southend-on-Sea is in the county of Essex, in South-East England, on the north bank of the Thames Estuary.

The town is primarily a seaside resort, but is the home of companies such as FDR (the credit card processing company), Amstrad, Maplin Electronics, Rossi, and a host of electrical equipment, pharmaceutical and light engineering firms.

The most notable landmark is that of the 1.3 mile (2km) long Southend Pier - the longest pleasure pier in the world. Southend is also famous for the Golden Mile of amusement arcades and attractions, as well as Peter Pan's Adventure Island.

The Sarfend site contains links to Southend-on-Sea information, services and sites of use to anyone living in South-east Essex, as well as those looking for more details on Southend or neighbouring Westcliff-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness.

Got a question on Southend? Ask away in our Southend forum.

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Information on Southend-on-Sea

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Local Attractions

Southend-on-Sea, situated at the mouth of the Thames Estuary, has long been a favourite seaside resort, due to its close proximity to London.

Southend PierSouthend's most well-known landmark is the Southend Pier - the world's longest pleasure pier. It's also well known for its beaches. The town has a range of attractions to offer, including the annual illuminations on the seafront, the Southend Airshow, boat trips, the Golden Mile of arcades, and a wide range of shops on the High Street, including the undercover Royals Shopping Centre and Victoria Shopping Centre.

Here are just a few links to Southend-on-Sea attractions:

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Local books on Southend and Essex

Looking for books on Southend-on-Sea, or for more on the history of Southend? Take a look at our Southend Books page.

Local Business and Services


More Southend-on-Sea links

A collection of other links to Southend-related content, can be found on our dedicated Links page


Locating Southenders

We quite often get messages from people who've found our site as they're looking to track down friends and relatives from in and around Southend. To help anyone looking for Southenders, we've created a page: Tracing Southenders


Southend-on-Sea images

For a collection of photos from around Southend-on-Sea, see our Southend Pictures page

For some aerial photos, see our Southend Overhead page.

Southend Seafront
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