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Pier Talk

21 Nov, 10:30 – 17:00


The Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier, Western Esplanade, Southend, SS1 1EE


Ho, Ho, Ho, Santa is returning to Southend Pier this festive season!


Book your little one’s ticket for a magical experience like none other. Children and one accompanying adult will be whisked down to the end of the Pier where you will meet Santa and his merry band of helpers in the Royal Pavilion.


While you wait for your visit there will be an opportunity for Christmas colouring, writing a letter to Santa or if there’s time grab yourself a festive treat from the Salt café next door.


Santa’s elves will let you know when Santa is ready to see you. Once you’ve had your visit with the man himself, you’ll head to his toyshop to pick your own special present!


Tickets are priced at £15.00 per child. This includes a train ride for the child and one accompanying adult (extra adults, pay on the day) a visit with Santa and a present of the child’s choice.


Santa will be visiting every weekend from 21 November until 20 December and then every day from 21 – 24 December.

  Tickets need to be pre-booked,

either in person at the Visitor Information Centre at the Pier or over the phone on 01702 215620. Tickets sell fast make sure you book soon to avoid disappointment.

         Now f or the serious part.


In response to Government guidelines regarding Covid-19, this event may be cancelled at short notice. Should this situation occur, ticket holders will be notified, and a full refund will be given. Visitors must also obey the rule of six and socially distance from other members of the public. Face masks must be worn in enclosed areas of the pier, including the train and the Royal Pavilion. You will be required to sign in to the Track and Trace app. Please be aware Santa and his helpers will also be required to wear a face mask. Thank you for your understanding.

  Any further enquires can be made on 01702 215620



On Southend Pier you can fish from either the Pier Stem or Pier Head and catch a variety of species including mackerel, plaice or flounder.

 Day fishing from the Pier is available to anyone, and tickets can be purchased on the day. Simply bring along your rod and bait and enjoy the views from the end of the Pier! There is an angling shop directly opposite the Pier entrance to purchase bait and give advice on the species seen throughout the year. Children (ages 3 to 16) must be accompanied by an adult when fishing on Southend Pier.

 Season tickets are available for fishing online and at the Pier entrance. Night or combined day and night passes are only available to current members of a recognised fishing club (having been a member for at least 6 months prior to application).

 For more information speak to one of our team members.


Due to social distancing measures the following rules and restrictions are in place for any person fishing on Southend Pier:


Fishing along the Pier walkway is not permitted. All fishing must take place in the marked areasalong the South face.


If you are unsure of where to fish please speak to one of the Pier team who will be happy to assist you.

 Any person fishing is restricted to 1 rod per person.

 There is a capacity limit in place to allow for safe movement and personal equipment. If this capacity is reached you may not be able to access the Pier for fishing.

 All day fishermen must begin packing up at least 45 minutes before closing time and start walking ashore.

 Anyone contravening these rules will be removed from the Pier.


Fishing Pass Prices

Day Ticket

 Adult | £7.60

Child/Concession | £3.80


Season Ticket (Day)

  Adult | £92

Child/Concession | £46


Season Ticket (Night)

 Adult | £92

Child/Concession | £46


Season Ticket (Day+Night)

 Adult | £160

Child/Concession | £80.00

Fishing from Southend Pier 

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