Voted as one of the best placed to live in England, Leigh-on-Sea offers a traditional seaside town setting full of character and charm.
Quieter than its bigger neighbour Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea has plenty of attractions and eateries to keep you entertained. Explore its cobbled streets, seaside pubs, galleries and craft shops and of course the famous cockle sheds for the freshest seafood experience.
Take in the sea view, the fresh air and relax into the vibe of this picturesque seaside town.
South Woodham Ferrers
Immersed in the Essex countryside, a visit to South Woodham Ferrers offers beautiful walks and scenery, with easy transport links to London and Chelmsford.
Take time out with the family to visit the popular Marsh Farm Adventure Park, or visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall and wander the magnificent gardens and enjoy the stunning views of the Essex countryside. Explore the coastal paths of the River Crouch too for an away-from-it-all break from a busy life.
A selection of independent shops, bars and restaurants are available too, with a strong community feel.
A quintessential seaside destination, Southend-on-Sea has been welcoming visitors to its beaches and its world-famous pier for generations.
Its seven-mile stretch of coastline includes award-winning beaches, the mile-long pier, Adventure Island and the traditional and very popular amusement arcades. You can also visit the SeaLife Centre, the beautiful Cliffs Gardens and discover a thriving cultural scene at the many galleries and theatres.
Southend is also gaining a reputation as a business hub, with new business parks around the airport and new football stadium complex bringing new companies to the area. Southend Airport is also expanding, with direct flights to and from an increasing number of European destinations, making Southend on Sea a very attractive destination for both business and leisure visitors.