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City Beach

Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
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Great place for the whole family

This beach can be found just beyond the pier & not far from the Sea life Centre. It a reasonably... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Mike P
,
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Family day out

Nice to see how much this area has improved, impressed with how clean it was. I wish it was like... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Janie1969
,
Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
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Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This beach can be found just beyond the pier & not far from the Sea life Centre. It a reasonably level beach which then slopes down to the water. The kids can play or explore the shoreline & there are some kiosks where you can...More

2  Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Nice to see how much this area has improved, impressed with how clean it was. I wish it was like this when I used to live nearby. Lovely to see families using it ! We took a speedboat ride £4 per person good value and...More

1  Thank Janie1969
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It has does not have very good reviews here on TA but I love Southend. Brings back so many childhood memories! Yes, in the old days, we used to call it Sarfend-on-mud, but we still used to go there for a day of fun. I...More

1  Thank chamonix44
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Good beaches, blue water to swim in, masses for kiddies to do, lovely level promenade with smooth ramps linking some levels, deck chairs for hire, fun fair, amusement arcades. Also quiet areas where sunbathers can soak up the rays, level cycle paths. Small boats bobbing...More

Thank lewis482
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Wanted to take my young family to the seaside for the day. Chose southend as it was only 2 hours from home. Really wish I didn't bother. The day we visited turned out very hot so obviously the beach would be busy. Due to the...More

1  Thank Memorymaker34
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The beach front, although not much of an actual beach, is lovely to come and visit and either walk along or just sit and admire. There are plenty of other things to see and do in the vicinity, such as the Sea Life Adventure, Adventure...More

Thank Brad P
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Awful beach I wouldn't take children there the place is filthy and I certainly wouldn't go in the water

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

City Beach is in the center of the Southend-on-Sea seafront and easily accessible. You can enjoy a contemporary landscape completed with a refreshing children's fun fountain. There's a loads of great things to see and do on City Beach beside enjoying the beauty of sea...More

1  Thank Rubaiyat E S
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The beach is advertised as sandy but in reality it is shingle some looks like it came from a builders yard which is a shame because that actually used to be sand there. The only bit of sand is by the three shells and they...More

1  Thank fredselma
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Small pebble beach which was pretty busy the couple of times we walked down that way. Great place to sit and eat fish and chips and watch the ships sail past. Signs were up that no dogs were allowed on the beach at that time...More

Thank donna814
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