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Shoeburyness Beach

Southend on Sea, Southend-on-Sea

Also known as Shoebury Common beach. A mainly sandy beach backed by a promenade, lots of beach huts and a grassy area. There's a Foreshore Office and Uncle Tom's cafe selling snacks and ice cream.

Beach Type



Disabled access
There is a first aid post and a lost child centre


Windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing with zoning

Nature and Wildlife

Wander along the promenade.

Water Quality





Dog restrictions apply and there is a dog exercise area.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Southend-on-Sea TIC. Southend Pier. Western Esplanade SS1 1EE. Tel: 01702 215120. Fax: 01702 431449.


Nearest town: Southend on Sea
County: Southend-on-Sea
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5225, 0.775866
Postcode: SS3 9HG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Close to Southend-on-Sea centre. Follow signs for Shoeburyness.

Public Transport

Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay are the nearest stations, each 20 minutes walk. Bus service from Southend Town Centre to Maplin Way..

Nearest Railway Stations

Shoeburyness (About a mile away)
Thorpe Bay (About a mile and a half away)
Southend East (Approx. 2 miles away)
Southend Central (Approx. 3 miles away)
Southend Victoria (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay and display.

Nearby Car Parks

Shoebury Common - North, Shoeburyness (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Shoebury Common - South, Shoeburyness (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Shoebury Park, Southend-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Shoeburyness Station, Shoeburyness (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Vanguard Way, Southend-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
The Broadway, Thorpe Bay (Short stay).
About 1.2 miles away
East Beach, Shoeburyness (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Thorpe Bay Station, Southend-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
The Renown, Southend-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Southend on Sea