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.


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)

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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Southend-on-Sea?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 109 holiday lettings around Southend-on-Sea. From 9 chalets to 15 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station: 459 holiday homes
  • Clacton-on-Sea Thorpe Bay Station: 440 holiday homes
  • Adventure Island: 469 holiday homes
  • Southend-on-Sea Prittlewell Station: 421 holiday homes
  • Southend Pier: 467 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southend-on-Sea! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Whitstable: 422 holiday lettings
  • Canterbury: 1,212 holiday lettings
  • Colchester: 487 holiday lettings
  • Clacton-on-Sea: 261 holiday lettings
  • Maidstone: 486 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Southend-on-Sea? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Southend-on-Sea. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station: 459 holiday rentals
  • Clacton-on-Sea Thorpe Bay Station: 440 holiday rentals
  • Adventure Island: 469 holiday rentals
  • Southend-on-Sea Prittlewell Station: 421 holiday rentals
  • Southend Pier: 467 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southend-on-Sea listed on 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 accommodations.