We do like to be beside the seaside, don't we? And if you had to pick the perfect resort to visit for a taste of a traditional British weekend of sandcastles, ice cream and fish and chips, Southend-on-Sea would surely be close to the top of the list. The town boasts some famous features, such as the iconic Southend Pier and seafront amusements. When it comes to entertainment and attractions in Southend-on-Sea, things to do are in plentiful supply, alongside sophisticated dining, high-class theatre, ruined castle remains and coastal beauty spots, many of which are easy to explore from one of our Southend hotels.
Things to do in Southend
Places to eat
Local seafood specialities rub shoulders with more exotic flavours from around the world, including Sicilian, Mexican and South Indian. This variety makes the many cafés and restaurants in Southend tempting to every palate.
You won’t have any trouble getting to the town, thanks to Southend Airport. Plus, there are no fewer than three main railway station. And once you’re there, you’ll find it’s easy to get around by bus or by using the extensive cycling trails.