Southend Beach walkers

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For passionate walkers the countryside around the district of Rochford offers some spectacular vistas which can be enjoyed by walking The Roach Valley Way. 

The trail is using Southend-on-Sea as a base where you and your family can enjoy a variety of activities. The town remains a magnet for people wishing to get away for some fun, relaxation and culture. It has it all - from the thrilling rides to clean, safe beaches (3 Blue Flags and 7 Quality Coast Awards) to beautiful parks and gardens, exciting festival events, museums and galleries, theatres, nightclubs, and more than 300 places to eat. Plus, of course, the world's longest pleasure Pier stretching 1.33 miles out to sea. With a glorious seven-mile stretch of coastline, it would be easy to think that Southend-on-Sea is just about beautiful beaches, exhilarating watersports and stunning views - but that is just the tip of the iceberg.


Download the trail map for a selection of short walks to choose from.


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking available in villages and towns throughout the route.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station: Rayleigh and Rochford train stations are both on the route.

Rural Sites and Seaside Delights

Type:Walking Route

Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE

What's Nearby

  1. The Three Shells beach and Lagoon's central location makes it a popular choice,…

    0.04 miles away
  2. The Historic Cliff Lift has a valuable position in modern Southend, offering a practical…

    0.09 miles away
  3. If you walk along Southend-on-Sea's High Street, towards the sea, your eye will be drawn…

    0.17 miles away
  4. The Ultimate Indoor Play Centre

    Welcome to Adventure Inside, Southend’s No.1 Family…

    0.18 miles away
  1. Brings to life the fascinating past of the longest pleasure pier in the world. Artefacts,…

    0.2 miles away
  2. Adventure Island is the U.K's No.1 FREE ADMISSION Fun Park. Situated on Southend-on-Sea's…

    0.2 miles away
  3. An outstanding 634 acre site situated off the Old Leigh coastline with a lagoon at its…

    0.22 miles away
  4. A busy beach, with lots going on including boat trips (subject to tide changes)  Its also…

    0.24 miles away
  5. A busy beach, close to many amenities including disabled facilities, and disabled access…

    0.43 miles away
  6. Sea Life Adventure Aquarium is the South-East’s premier aquatic attraction with over 40…

    0.61 miles away
  7. Southend Central Museum and Planetarium is home to an exciting selection of…

    0.67 miles away
  8. Focal Point Gallery is South Essex’s only dedicated contemporary art gallery, based in…

    0.69 miles away
  9. The Beecroft Art Gallery holds over 2000 works of art ranging from 17th century Dutch…

    0.7 miles away
  10. Southchurch Hall is medieval moated manor house, which dates to the early 14th century…

    0.8 miles away
  11. Offers lovely walks at low tide, and is also superbly positioned for the world famous…

    0.84 miles away
  12. A stunning Grade I listed Priory and the oldest continuously occupied building in…

    1.49 miles away
  13. METAL provide innovative, multi-disciplinary residency space for artists from the UK and…

    1.69 miles away
  14. A park with beautiful ornamental gardens, colourful bedding displays, an environmental…

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  15. Great for long refreshing walks, it offers a relaxing get away, with a number of cafes…

    1.78 miles away
  16. Known for its picture-postcard beach huts, Thorpe Bay Beach is the ideal place to escape…

    2.11 miles away
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