Sun, beach and fun at Leigh-on-Sea
Fancy a mini-break from the City? We have the perfect place for you to go and enjoy a nice and sunny day at the seaside.
Leigh-on-Sea is located in the county of Essex and is only one hour train and about £24 the return train ticket from Central London. The ideal plan is to walk along the pier from Leigh-on-Sea station towards Southend Central, and don’t worry about getting lost, you can keep that iPhone in your pocket, just follow the natural path of the pier, get an ice cream and enjoy that sunshine. Here is a snapshot of the train map. You can start your journey at Fenchurch Station, which is 2 minutes walk from Tower Hill station.
Leigh-on-Sea is a charming little town founded on a traditional fishing village. Nowadays it has a lot more to offer, from galleries and craft shops to excellent fish restaurants and the famous cockle sheds, this vivid town is the perfect place for you to have a breath of fresh air. Walk until southend on sea, and you will discover the world longest pleasure Pier, about 1,33 miles long, and £2.50 the entry.
Also in September, they host the annual Old Leigh Regatta, a charity event organised by the scout community and is not only about boat races, which is cool enough already, there is also live music, Morris dancing, banana eating, cracker eating and cockle eating competitions, as well as water based events such as Dinghy Tug of War, Dinghy Sculling, and the famous “Leigh Marsh Race”.
And to “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s” thanks to Alex for giving us the tip about visiting the place. Check out his blog here, he has some really cool pictures and a video. Enjoy!