British Beaches

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Southend - Thorpe Bay Beach

Southend on sea, Southend-on-Sea

A sandy beach within this busy seaside resort town.

Beach Type



And a promenade


Plenty of entertainments

Nature and Wildlife

stroll the promenade and the pier and explore this busy seaside town.

Water Quality





Dog restrictions apply.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information Visitor Information Centre Western Esplanade Southend Pier Southend-on-Sea Essex SS1 1EE Tel. 01702 215620 Fax. 01702 611889


Nearest town: Southend on sea
County: Southend-on-Sea
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5283, 0.755303
Postcode: SS1 3BA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Close to the centre of Southend

Public Transport

Close to Southend train station.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

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


Pay parking is available

Nearby Car Parks

Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
The Broadway, Thorpe Bay (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Southchurch Park (East), Southend-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Thorpe Bay Station, Southend-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Shoebury Common - South, Shoeburyness (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Shoebury Common - North, Shoeburyness (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Southchurch Library, Southchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Southend East Station, Southchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Southend on sea