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Three Shells Café

Three Shells Café


Adventure Island,
Western Esplanade,
Southend on Sea,


COVID UPDATE - Open, but indoor eating remains closed for now

The most popular family beach café on Southend Seafront on the award winning Three Shells beach!

Since 1983, we are a landmark in Southend that offers a fabulous selection of food and drink!

There’s a choice of eating in or dining on our fabulous Sea Terrace – or, of course, grabbing a takeaway!

With a huge selection of food options from an All Day Breakfast, Delicious Salads, Light Bites to a take-away portion of chips, donuts, ice cream and so much more, there’s something for everyone!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

The Three Shells café opens at 10am daily. Closing times vary day-to-day. Please contact us on 01702 443422 for further information.



Plan route to Three Shells Café using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 882850  Lat: 51.53301 Long: 0.71326

From M25 take either Junction 29 for the A127 or Junction 30 for the A13. Follow the sings until you hit the beach! There are ample car parking facilities in and around the town centre. These usually have spaces and are only have a short walk from the Seafront.
Here’s the address for working out your quickest route.
Three Shells Café
Western Esplanade
Southend on Sea

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Southend Central station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted