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Travellers to Southend-on-Sea give high marks for the seaside and lively bar scene. Tourists can also enjoy the city's gardens and golf courses. Top sights in the city include Southend Pier, Adventure Island and North Sea.
Attractions like Southend Pier and Adventure Island are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the the sea and these places to visit: North Sea, Shoebury East Beach and Three Shells Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are New Empire Theatre and Southend-on-Sea City Hall.
In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Rochester Cathedral, 13.7 mi/22 km from the city centre, and Rochester Castle, which is 13.7 mi (22 km) away.
If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station, Southend Victoria Station or Southend East Station. Southend-on-Sea might not have as many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.