This fabulous seaside resort in the east of England is one of the most exciting traditional British beach destinations around. With the longest Victorian pleasure pier in the world, and more entertainment than you could ever ask for, it'll be an unforgettable family vacation. Be sure to book your next holiday rental in Southend on Sea!
About Southend on Sea
40 miles east of London, Southend on Sea has historically been a popular destination of Londoners looking to enjoy the beach and all the seaside amusements that come with it. As a result, it’s become a fantastic beach resort.
With the longest Victorian pier in the world housing only a small fraction of the seaside entertainments on offer, and several gorgeous sandy beaches, Southend on Sea is a true delight for the whole family.
What to Do
Get a glimpse of local history at the Central Museum.
Golfers will be spoilt for choice with two excellent 18-hole courses in town.
Top Southend on Sea Travel Tips
For an unforgettably exciting traditional British beach getaway, be sure to book your next holiday rental in Southend on Sea.
Top Destination reviews
Close to ammenities & Car Parking
Had a lovely weekend in Southend. The accommodation was perfect for my needs. It was very clean, modern and comfortable. I slept well and enjoyed my morning coffee in the beautiful garden. Angela was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. My weekend was very relaxed and I felt right at home. …
Apartment Thorpe Bay near Sea
Lived up to our expectations of a tasteful modern apartment
Nice space and some good features - really useful washing machine helped in our situation. Sharon was welcoming and helpful. Would come back again. …
Great location. Full instructions from landlord really helped, particularly as the weather was freezing for us visiting from Dubai so finding the boiler and heating was critical! With other family visiting, the flat was big enough for 10 of us to squeeze around the dining table and the kitchen managed to cope with roast dinners and the like. The flat itself is nice and cosy, some lovely features and well furnished and stocked. The balcony would be great for a summer evening aperitif as the sun sets. All very comfortable with some great highlights. We will definitely book again in future. …
Shoebury Nest - 3 Bedroom Property
This house is in the perfect location, a 5 minute walk to the train station with access not just to London but also more local attractions. The beach is just around the corner and a welcome day out. Very comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen area was the focus for all of our interactions with friends and family and we managed to pull off lunch for 11 people without a hitch.
On the down side, the washer/dryer didn't dry well. An outside clothesline would be a great addition. The bathrooms lack counter space and the sinks are quite small.
Saying this, I would happily stay at this property again. …
Easy acces to ammenities
very clean warm and user friendly,all amenities very close by.all types of carry out and eateries close by and a couple of pubs with good menus …
THE LIGHTHOUSE APARTMENT
Christmas holiday at the lighthouse apartment
We had a lovely stay at the apartment, there was a mini Christmas tree which I thought was thoughtful of the owner for when we arrived.
The views from the apartment were lovely as it looked over the beach, we saw the sun setting and rising!
There was also a great park very close by with a playground for children which was good.
In the apartment was everything we needed, I did take a few extra pans for cooking Christmas dinner but was contacted by Perry offering to bring more round which was kind.
All in all it was a lovely week, thank you Perry. …