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Southend on Sea is a sea front town with borough status that is located within the county of Essex in England, United Kingdom. It lies on the eastern part of central London, north of Thames estuary and within the Thames Gateway. The area's name was taken from its geographical location when it was just a part or rather literally the southern end of the village of Prittlewell.

Southend on Sea tremendously grew after it became a famous seaside resort during the Georgian era that it became a huge town itself. The resort town is famous for homing the world's longest leisure pier, its shopping centres, and festivals.

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Driving tips in Southend on Sea

You can reach Southend on Sea via the major roads that are A13, A127 and or M25. The Sadlers Farm Roundabout on the A13 has recently had a major overhaul for the Olympics as the Biking events are taking place at Hadliegh Castle in Benfleet. The nearest places from the town are Basildon, Benfleet, Canvey Island, and Stanford-le-Hope.

Top Attractions within Southend-on-Sea:

Did you book your cheap car hire with VroomVroomVroom? Then you'll need to find these local depots Alamo Southchurch Road and Enterprise Queensway to pick up your fabulous rental car as they are the nearest car hire depots to all these attractions below in Southend on Sea.

Southend is also host to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Proms in the Park every year which brings hundreds of people from far and wide to an open air concert with a fantastic atmosphere, lot's of picnics and an amazing firework finale. It really is worth a visit if you're here when it's on!

Southend on Sea has a shopping centre that over recent years has been renovated to a high level offering all the well known high street names. As you make you way down the high street passing shop after shop, even visiting the German market that appears every Christmas running down the centre of the precinct, your veiw opens up to a busy seafornt and of course, the world famous pier.

Adventure Island Theme Park is situated at Sunken Gardens West, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, United Kingdom. The venue boasts over sixty rides and attractions for people of all ages. It also hosts live events e.g. musical tribute, park entertainers and themed weekends. Kindly visit www.adventureisland.co.uk for more information.

Beecroft Art Gallery stands along Station Road in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, United Kingdom. The gallery primarily showcases landscape paintings of Southend-on-Sea and the other parts of the country and Europe before the 20th century. It is one of the finest places to go to actually see how the area looked like during the bygone era for free. Visit www.beecroft-art-gallery.co.uk for more information.

Cliff Lift or the Southend Cliff Railway lies within Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England, United Kingdom. It is a funicular with history dating back 1912 that offers its passengers picturesque views of the beach/area. The facility is owned and governed by the borough's council and has the capacity to carry eighteen passengers per car.

Foreshore Nature Reserve is located within Southend-on-Sea of England, United Kingdom. The venue is highly recommended for bird watching. It is so as the reserve is popular worldwide for catering to a number of different kinds of migrating birds for e.g. dunlin, godwits, mallard, teal, wigeon and the dark-bellied goose.

Jubilee Beach can be found within the town of Southend-on-Sea in England, United Kingdom. It was established sometime around 2002 making it the resort town's newest beach. Boating, kayaking, kite surfing, wind surfing and swimming are the top most famous activities on the site. The beach's highlights include its being family friendly and the large number of restaurants and cafes nearby.

Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world extending 1.34miles (2.6km) into the Thames Estuary and is a grade II listed building. The original wooden pier was built in 1830 and eventually was replaced by an iron pier in 1877. The pier railway runs the length of the pier but many people enjoy the walk even during the winter months. There is also an informative pier museum at the shore end as well as a visitor's Centre and fishing is available.

With plenty of local parking for your hire car you can whisk yourself off to Adventure Island on Southend Seafront and have a fantastic experience!