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Tucked into the Thames Estuary in Essex, Southend-on-Sea is a much-loved town with everything you need for a classic British seaside holiday. Home to the country’s longest pier (complete with a dedicated railway), this loveable coastal gem promises nostalgic fun from a time when holidays were simpler. The resort attracts over six million tourists every year, with many booking coach holidays to Southend-on-Sea time and time again.

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Coach Holidays to Southend-on-Sea
Like many iconic seaside resorts, Southend-on-Sea shot to popularity in the Victorian era and has successfully maintained popularity of British seaside retreats. During the town’s Victorian climb to fame, in 1830, Southend Pier was built. Sprawling 1.33 miles beyond the shore, the pier is famed as being one of the longest in the world.


Coach Holidays to Southend-on-Sea UK

If you are looking to add a little something to your day on the pier, then Sea Life Adventure is home to amazing aquatic exhibits including sharks and stingrays – with some loveable macaques for good measure.


At the entrance to Southend-on-Sea’s well-known pier, an amusement park packed with over 50 rides awaits. Including a vintage classic in the form of an original helter skelter. A perfect way to liven up a seaside coach trip holiday for the thrill-seeking family.

The Cliff Lift

A much-loved part of Southend-on-Sea is The Cliff Lift. Dating back to 1912, the newly refurbished piece of history carries visitors from the sea front up to the cliff top so that they can enjoy unparalleled views of the estuary. This classic coastal town promises all the traditions that make a seaside holiday so very special, making it an obvious choice for coach travellers who are seeking a UK break.

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