The Three Shells Beach Cafe

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COVID UPDATE

The Three Shells has re-opened for take-away only!


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!

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      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
      Essex
      SS1 1EE

      Accessible by Public Transport: Southend Central station is 0 miles away.

      The Three Shells Beach Café

      Type:Cafe

      Adventure Island, Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, SS1 1EE

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      Tel+44 (0)1702 443422

      Opening Times

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



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