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City Beach

Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
+44 1702 618747
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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
Colchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good Old Southend-on-Sea!

It has does not have very good reviews here on TA but I love Southend. Brings back so many... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
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  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible15%
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“marine parade” (3 reviews)
“children love” (4 reviews)
“sunny day” (6 reviews)
Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EJ, England
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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

Thank Janie1969
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
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 1 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
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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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

Thank JYar-1
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 31 October 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
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A small beach that mostly pebbled with some sand; unless one plans to go to Adventure Island or visit the evening entertainment on Marine Parade, it is not worth making a long trip to visit (e.g. from London) but a decent option for those local...More

Thank RWandSW
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