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At the Visitor Information Centre we provide a wide range of services for residents and visitors alike, including:

Information on events, attractions and things to do. 

Booking agents for Kirby's and Cooks Coaches. 

Bookings for local events, boat and coach trips. 

Same day accommodation search and bookings. 

And much more besides, just give us a call, email, or pay us a visit in person to see how we can help you.

There is also a Gift Shop in the Visitor Information Centre selling an array or unique Pier gifts, confectionery, Tiptree products and souvenirs of your trip.

We also have public toilets at the Pier entrance along with a refreshment kiosk.

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  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available


Map & Directions

Southend Visitor Information Centre

Type:Information Centre

Pier Entrance, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE
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Tel+44 (0)1702 212534

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:15am-5pm
Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays except during school holidays when we are open daily.

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