About Cottage Breaks in Southend-on-Sea
The seaside town of Southend on Sea is The seaside resort for people who live on the east side of London to those in south Essex. Good travel links make the beaches and entertainment of Southend easily accessible. The main line railway lines run from London through Essex to Southend. The A13 is a good road that also leads from the City of London to Southend on Sea.
The sands of Southend are not the best, when the tide retreats, the shoreline is left with ankle deep mud. An artifical beach of golden sand has been created as a family play area to compensate and ensure that children have somewhere nice to play in the sand despite the tides. A climbing frame and play equipment in the sand is well used by the bucket and spade brigade.
Southend is simply brilliant for holidaymakers who like their seaside holidays to be busy, entertaining and colourful. It is a town with something for all ages. The longest pier in England is a big attraction. Walk the distance to the end or take the train. The permanent funfair of Adventure Island has a wrist band entry scheme that makes it good value compared with some theme parks. The queues are never very long, arrive later for even shorter queuing times.
The two Southend theatres run a brilliant selection of shows including several for children. Various London shows also come to Southend and the ticket prices are lower. There is a vast choice in terms of entertainment for adults; clubs, pubs, eateries galore, a casino and a whole street of seaside entertainment venues.
A walk to Leigh on Sea along the promenade and coast is rewarded by good fish restaurants, art galleries and an interesting clutch of old houses.
The shopping centre in Southend has all the major chains but if holidaymakers want more, Lakeside Shopping Centre is about an hour's drive along the A13.
A holiday in Southend shows one side of Essex. Drive out into the country to see the pretty villages, country pubs and historic Essex. A self catering cottage, apartment or log cabin in Southend, or nearby is an ideal base for a comfortable break. Self catering usually works out cheaper than B&B or hotels for families or groups of 4 or more. See self catering holidays near Southend on Sea for cottages, apartments, log cabins and houses to rent.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Southend-on-Sea, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Essex.