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The seaside with beach chairs looking over the sea, Southend on sea is close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights

Southend on Sea

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Things to see & do in Southend on Sea

Southend-on-sea takes its name from its location at the South End of Prittlewell in the 18th Century. Prittlewell was the original local settlement, featuring the Doomsday book.

The town centre at Southend on sea is a unique shopping destination with a variety of independent boutique's and big name high street stores and with over three hundred places to eat you are spoilt for choice.

Enjoy free days out in Southend building sandcastles with the kids and unwind with all the traditional pleasures of a seaside holiday on the award-winning beaches. Ride the railway to the end of the longest pleasure pier in the world, get absorbed in hands-on fun at a museum, or run free among the many parks and gardens.

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