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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.

Activities

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)
Weather

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Southend-on-Sea, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 91 vacation rentals around Southend-on-Sea. From 25 condo and apartment rentals to 12 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southend-on-Sea?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southend-on-Sea. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Southend-on-Sea Shoeburyness Station: 420 vacation rentals
  • Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station: 459 vacation rentals
  • Palace Theatre: 352 vacation rentals
  • Clacton-on-Sea Thorpe Bay Station: 440 vacation rentals
  • Southend Pier: 467 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Southend-on-Sea! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Southend-on-Sea?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southend-on-Sea:

  • Canterbury: 1,212 rentals
  • Colchester: 486 rentals
  • Whitstable: 422 rentals
  • Clacton-on-Sea: 261 rentals
  • Maidstone: 486 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Southend-on-Sea?

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

  • Southend-on-Sea Shoeburyness Station: 420 rentals
  • Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station: 459 rentals
  • Palace Theatre: 352 rentals
  • Clacton-on-Sea Thorpe Bay Station: 440 rentals
  • Southend Pier: 467 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southend-on-Sea listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.