Popular Lettings in Southend-on-Sea
Highlights in Southend-on-Sea
- Everlasting memories by the seaside
- The longest pier in the world
- Festive spirit
- Nature conservation area
- Beautiful beaches for everyone
Most popular in Southend-on-Sea
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings in Southend-on-Sea
Within walking distance from the beach, the area offers serenity and tranquility. This Victorian town is full of holiday rentals with fine examples of architecture in many buildings. Attached or semi-detached properties by Thorpe Bay area and exclusive ones by Thorpe esplanade. A fashionable destinations with cafes, restaurants, shops for a quiet town with a touch of metropolitan buzz.Seafront rentals for the perfect holidays
Get superb sea views from the comfort of your lounge or your terrace. Wake up to the sound of the waves. Have a delicious breakfast waiting for the sunrise or a romantic dinner while the sun sets. Spacious properties with seating for up to 10 people. Big and small rooms adapted to your needs. Nice interiors, delicate colours, elegant decorations and all the amenities to make your stay as easy as possible. Feel at home and start planning your trip.
Holidays in Southend-on-Sea
The area and getting around
Southend-on-sea is located in Essex, southeast England. In here you can enjoy a traditional seaside break with award-winning beaches, a beautiful Southend Pier and a traditional mile long railway. Interesting attractions for all the family at Adventure Island, with loads of rollercoasters and 64 jets of water at the fountains on City Beach that will make the little ones happier than ever. Fun for all ages is always ready. Many festivals are happening all year round with music, food and puppet shows. There is always a reason for everyone to be happy!Fill up your day
When thinking of filling your day, the thriving cultural scene of the area will leave you a long list to choose from. Historic houses to visit, interesting museums and several art spaces with great exhibitions at Beecroft Art Gallery. Take a step back in time into the half-timbered Tudor Southchurch Hall and Prittlewell Priory. Discover acres and acres or beautiful nature surrounding the area and explore it at your own pace. Finish you day at one of the fine dining restaurants and indulge yourself. If you are up for a few rounds, try your luck at the casino and get carried away by the vibrant nightlife and its vibes. Let your hair down!
Travellers and activities
The beach huts of Thorpe Bay are well known by visitors. The Blue Flag beach is perfect for families and to practise some kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. Three Shells is a Sandy beach in the centre of Southend where you can access Adventure Island, the Pier and plenty of shops and cafes. In Westcliff Bay you will find a mixture of sand and pebbles. Be careful as it can be completely submerged at high tide! Jubilee Beach is known as City Beach as well. Bathe, have a picnic and sunbathe in this shingle beach with a great promenade and splendid bars to have an afternoon tea and snack. So whether you are after a bit of sun, some bucket and spade fun or a fun crab hunting, Southend is the place to be!Southend-on-Sea for nature and outdoor lovers
If you love animals and your idea of holidays is around a place surrounded by nature, Southend provides you with endless possibilities. The parks and Nature Reserves of Belton Hills Gardens or Belfairs Wood to go for a walk, cycle and enjoy the flora and fauna of the area. If you like exotic animals, Paradise Wildlife Park offers great experiences with more than 400 species. The icing on the cake is the only sand dunes in east Sussex, where you can spot some skylarks singing above them. These dunes are an important nature conservation reserve bulging with native plants and wildlife.
Did you know that Southend-on-Sea is the driest and warmest place in the United Kingdom?
Top 5 travel tips in Southend-on-Sea
If you are looking for some action, mystery and emotions, you have come to the right place. Create new memories at the top escape room in Essex, Escape Live. Gather your group and follow the clues. Will you get out on time? Select the right codes, solve the quiz, decipher mental enigmas and find the key! If you solve the riddle correctly you will be out before the clock chimes the last seconds of the 60 minutes you have to complete the quest. It is important that you all work together to figure it out. Give it a go!2. A ride on wheels over the water
Keep in a straight line down Southend High Street and you will be drawn into the longest pleasure pier in the world! Stop for a nibble or a hot drink at Salt Café and then, book a tour at the Lifeboat Station and take a look around. To complete the day, give your best shot at the Mini Golf that boasts a 12 hole course. Finally, make your day getting on the train that runs the length of the pier, providing transport from the shore to the pier head3. Best things in life are free!
Come to Southend-on-Sea and enjoy a fun day out with the little ones at Adventure Island, the UK’s Nº. 1 free admission park. Yes, free admission! The park has 40 exciting rides for all ages that you only pay when you play. You can also buy a wristband online for a whole day of fun, in different colours according to thrill-level and height. Children and adults alike will have a great time on the Rage rollercoaster, the hardcore Dragon’s Claw or the dropping Skydrop.4. Enjoy a colourful festival in the summer
Summer has always been a synonym of fun, relax and festivals. Around mid August, Southend is filled with colourful processions, striking costumes, exciting acts a loads of floats. The music fills the air as well as the bright lights that complete a joyful and festive atmosphere in the celebration of this Carnival. This is one of the largest community events, so mingle with the crowd and enjoy the carnival like a local. The rest of the year, many other events take place in this town, go and check the one you might like to attend!5. Shop like a local
Every month, the town has got different markets where local sell their produce and locals do their shopping. The farmers market happens every 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Besides the freshly cultivated goods, meat, cakes and herbs, they also offer traditional crafted items and crafting trends. Furthermore, every Thursday, the general market takes place on the High Street where you can buy fresh local produce, ladies and children fashion. The rest of the year some other markets with French and Germans specialties are held in concrete dates.