Southend On Sea Info
Southend has seven miles of seaside beach for families and tourists, but there is much more to the city in Essex than just beaches. The accessibility of the area opens up a myriad of options for visitors to the area, and the one-hour train journey to London means that getting in and out of the area to some of the attractions of the big city is a straightforward journey.
July 2012 saw the opening of the Southend-on-Sea Pier Culture Centre. This newly built attraction has views of the Thames estuary and inside is an artist's studio, hall, and cafe. Leigh-on-Sea Heritage Centre contains information and relics relating to the history of the area. Hamlet Court Road in nearby Westcliff-on-Sea is a retail area with a variety of quality restaurants available, together with a wide selection of shops. The area is also busy in the evening as people visit the various restaurants.
For sporting enthusiasts visiting the area, the Southend Marine Activities Centre offers a variety of water sports under the guidance of a trained professional, and sailing, canoeing, and jet-skiing are just a few of the activities that are available. There is also a leisure and tennis centre in Southend, which also has an athletics track, basketball court and aerobics suite amongst other facilities.
Southend-on-Sea has been a traditional seaside town for many years and most of its income is acquired from the tourist trade. This means that visitors will find that Southend and its surrounding areas have invested a lot of money in a wide array of leisure and tourist attractions.