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.