Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Southend-on-Sea

The ocean views, gardens and forests are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Southend-on-Sea. Well known for its golfing, boating and bars, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Southend Pier and Rochester Cathedral are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Southend-on-Sea

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Southend-on-Sea a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Southend Pier (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Adventure Island (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Southend Sea Life Centre (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Belfairs Public Golf Course (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Hadleigh Farm (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Pegasus Country Club (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Southend-on-Sea

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Southend-on-Sea

Travelers enjoy Southend-on-Sea for its seaside and island views. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Southend-on-Sea is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Westcliff Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Chalkwell Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Thorpe Bay Beach (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Shoebury East Beach (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Belfairs Woods (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Hockley Woods (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Southend-on-Sea

The nearest airport is in London (SEN-Southend), located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into London (LCY-London City), which is 28.6 mi (46.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station, Southend Victoria Station and Southend East Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Southend-on-Sea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Southend-on-Sea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southend Victoria Station: 369 vacation rentals
  • Southend Pier: 378 vacation rentals
  • Clacton-on-Sea Thorpe Bay Station: 350 vacation rentals
  • Southend-on-Sea Shoeburyness Station: 323 vacation rentals
  • Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station: 374 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southend-on-Sea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southend-on-Sea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 27 Houses in Southend-on-Sea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southend-on-Sea include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 22 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Caravans and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Southend-on-Sea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Southend-on-Sea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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