12 Interesting facts about Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea is the home of Tower Executive Apartments. We love the area and its rich and interesting history. Here are 12 interesting facts about Southend-on-Sea.


  1. Southend Pier is the world’s longest iron pleasure pier, at 2.158km long – that’s just over a mile.southend on sea pier
  2. Southend-on-Sea Pier was originally a wooden structure built in 1830. It has been rebuilt several times over recent years.
  3. On May 1915, Southend was a one of the victimsof the World War 1. Bombs were dropped by hand from giant Zeppelins.

    southend on sea pier damage

  4. Southend-on-Sea covers an area of exactly 41.76 km squared
  5. It’s the largest town in Essex
  6. Southend-on-Sea has its own airport

    southend on sea airport

  7. Southend-on-Sea is officially the warmest and driest place in the whole of the UK!
  8. Back in the 1860’s steamers used to cross the Estuary from Southend-on-Sea to Rochester, Sheerness and Gravesend.
  9. It has a while seven miles of seafront which is a mix of friendly pebbly beaches and attractions for families.
  10. The route to the airport, was featured in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

    southend on sea goldfinger

  11. Southend-on-Sea Pier was used by the Navy during World War II as a departure point for convoys.
  12. Men are banned from bearing their chests at the Adventure Island, the town’s popular theme park. New rules say they need to keep their tops on which is in line American theme parts, where men removing their tops isn’t deemed to be family-friendly.

    southend on sea adventure island


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