8 Natural Beauty Spots To See In Southend
Are you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city? Or do you just love to take a walk in nature?
The seaside town of Southend-on-Sea is on the Thames Estuary in Essex, southeast England and offers much more than just the Southend Pier. Below are the 8 top rates natural beauty spots you should visit in Southend:
Chalkwell Beach is backed by a promenade which can be accessed from Chalkwell Avenue. Enjoy the sandy beach and grab an ice cream from one of the kiosks nearby.
Just off of Victoria Avenue lies Priory Park, a 45 acre park with a range of facilities for all the family including a children’s playground, tennis courts, formal gardens, basketball courts and picnic areas. Throughout the year there are numerous events that take place.
Shoebury East Beach
If you are looking for a long sandy beach to enjoy a sunny day, Shoebury East Beach is perfect for you! The beach is lined with tall, grassy banks making it a perfect picnic spot. Watersports take place on this beach and it is home to Essex Kitesurfing Club.
Southend Cliff Gardens
A short walk away from Southend town centre lies a blend of formal and informal gardens at Southend Cliff Gardens. Take some time to walk around the gardens and witness the beautiful flowers and tress with many places to sit and watch the world go by.
Three Shells Beach & Lagoon
A popular choice with families, the central location of this beach is in the heart of activity with Adventure Island, The Pier and High Street. Your little ones will have the time of their life at this play area!
Gunners Park & Nature Reserve
This 84 acre natural beauty offers natural grassland and scrubland perfect for a hike; you may even see some rabbits hopping around!
Jubilee Beach is one of the more busier beaches, with daily boat trips. Amusements, shops and a large selection of cafes are just a short walk away.
If you’re looking for a little relaxation on your trip, head to Churchill Gardens. This secluded garden contains a peaceful ornamental garden together with a stream and waterfall.