Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Southend-on-Sea

The ocean views, gardens and forests are the perfect backdrop to your holiday 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-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, 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 holiday home and experience everything that makes Southend-on-Sea a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday around the weather, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural highlights

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

Travellers 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

Where to stay near Southend-on-Sea?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 93 holiday rentals near Southend-on-Sea. From 6 Chalets to 44 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Southend-on-Sea for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Southend-on-Sea. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Westcliff-on-Sea: 15 holiday rentals
  • Southend Pier: 441 holiday rentals
  • Westcliff-On-Sea Chalkwell Station: 297 holiday rentals
  • Westcliff Gardens: 437 holiday rentals
  • Westcliff Station: 422 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southend-on-Sea! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Southend-on-Sea with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Whitstable: 407 holiday homes
  • Gravesend: 221 holiday homes
  • Herne Bay: 638 holiday homes
  • Canterbury: 1,168 holiday homes
  • Colchester: 472 holiday homes

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

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

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Southend-on-Sea. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southend Pier: 441 holiday rentals
  • Westcliff-On-Sea Chalkwell Station: 297 holiday rentals
  • Westcliff Gardens: 437 holiday rentals
  • Westcliff Station: 422 holiday rentals
  • Rendezvous Southend Casino: 429 holiday rentals

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