5 locals recommend
Tips from locals
Right next to Chalkwell Train station. Cafe & toilets nearby. Walk from Chalkwell to Leigh along the cinder path next to the railway line
West of the Pier between Westcliff and Leigh A quieter beach as is Westcliff Beach too, than central Southend, close to beach kiosks and Oyster Creek Kitchen.
If you want to have a day at the seaside a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of central Southend, there are several miles of seafront either side of the Pier to choose from. My favourite is Chalkwell because there is plenty of parking and there is a paddling pool - so even if the tide is…