We learned online that Southend became a seaside resort during the Georgian era, attracting many tourists in the summer months because of its seven miles of beaches. Southend Pier is the world's longest pleasure pier at 1.34 miles.
Click here for the pronounciation: "Southend-on-Sea"
Near the pier is Adventure Island, an amusement park with more than 50 rides.
This online picture is a view of Adventure Island taken from the pier.