Southend on Sea Area

Northwood Southend on Sea
Opening Times Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:30 Saturday 9:00 - 13:00 Sunday Closed

Southend offers all the traditional seaside pleasures along our seven miles of seafront, but you'll soon discover there's far more besides the seaside here.

We offer a range of great attractions for the whole family to enjoy, like the longest Pleasure Pier in the world, Adventure Island fun park, Sea-Life Adventure Aquarium and many more. History buffs can step back in time at some fascinating places like Southchurch Hall or Prittlewell Priory and take a ride on the shortest cliff lift in the UK. Our Town Centre offers a unique shopping experience and with over three hundred mouth-watering places to eat and a dazzling live music and nightlife scene, you really are spoilt for choice.

All of this is just an hour's train ride from London, and although we’re easy to reach by rail, road or air, with the development of the London Southend Airport, it gets harder and harder to leave!

We are based in Southend and cover all SS postcodes. We are a small team of property experts who are passionate about all things property, so whether you are thinking about selling or renting out your home, we are happy to help you decide with a ‘tailor-made’ package to meet your property needs.

Thinking of becoming a Landlord? Then we can help! Whether you are a first-time Landlord or an experienced professional, we can provide expert advice on where and what to buy to maximise your investment return, provide independent advice on potential rental returns and advise on what to check when viewing a potential BTL property. We don’t mind if it’s on with another agent, we are happy to provide free advice to ensure you make an informed decision.

Once you’ve bought your property we have a range of services that can assist you, from Tenant Find to our renowned Guaranteed Rent, we can tailor the service to suit your requirements. Whichever service you choose, you can be assured of a quality service that you will be happy with - but don’t take our word for it, read our reviews! So don’t delay give us a call today and see how we can help.

Fun facts about Southend

The town has attracted day trippers from London for tens of decades – since the Georgian times in fact – to enjoy the sea breezes and sunshine.

There is much more to our town though, than our lovely beaches – here are 16 things you may not know about Southend-on-Sea;

  • Southend Pier is the world’s longest iron pleasure pier, at 2.158km long – that’s just over a mile;
  • The Pier was originally a wooden structure built in 1830. It has been rebuilt several times over the years;
  • In May 1915, Southend was one of the first sir raid victims of the First World War. Bombs were dropped by hand from giant Zeppelins LZ38 airships;
  • Southend-on-Sea covers an area of 41.76 km squared;
  • It is the largest town in Essex;
  • The town has its very own airport to places like Poland, Geneva, Barcelona, Edinburgh and Berlin;
  • Southend-on-Sea is officially the warmest and driest place in the UK ;
  • In the 1860’s steamers used to cross the estuary from Southend to Rochester, Sheerness and Gravesend in Kent;
  • It has seven miles of seafront, a mix of family-friendly pebbly and sandy beaches;
  • In the Domesday book, Southend as we know it today was referred to as the south end of Prittlewell (the orginal Settlement). During the 18th century, Southend started to become a recognised name as a “bathing town”;
  • Parts of the town, in particular the route to the airport, were featured in the 1964 James Bond fil Goldfnger, when James Bond followed Goldfinger to Southend Airport for a flight out to Zurich;
  • The Pier was taken over by the Navy during World War Two to act as a departure point for convoys;
  • Day passes are available that allow you to go fishing off the pier. You may be lucky and catch a plaice, mackerel or flounder!
  • The town was sealed off during the saemworld war and was renamed HMS Westcliff. It was out of bounds to all except the military and those residents who had not been compulsorily relocated for the duration of the conflict;
  • A former member of the Rat Pack, Buddy Greco, said that Southend is the best place he has ever lived he has ever lived
  • Bare chested men are banned from Adventure Island, the town’s theme park. New rules say they need to keep their tops on in line with American theme parts, where being bare-chested isn’t deemed to be family-friendly.

Getting to and from Southend...

Railways

Southend is served by two National Rail lines. Running from Southend Victoria north out of the town is the Liverpool Street line, a branch of the Great Eastern Mainline operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. The services operate to London Liverpool Street via Prittlewell, Southend Airport, Rochford, Hockley, Rayleigh, Wickford, Billericay, Shenfield and Stratford.

Road

Two A-roads connect Southend with London and the rest of the country, the A127, via Basildon and Romford, and the A13, via Tilbury and London Docklands. Both are major routes, however, within the borough, the A13 is a single carriageway local route, whereas the A127 is entirely dual carriageway.

Buses

Local public transport is provided by two main bus companies, Arriva Southend (formerly the council-owned Southend Corporation Transport) and First Essex Buses (formerly NBC/ Eastern National/ Thamesway).

London Southend Airport

In 2008 the airport was purchased by Stobart Air, part of the Stobart Group. Developments since 2011 include an ATC control tower, a new railway station, a new terminal opened alongside the station, and the runway has been extended by 300 metres (980 ft). It is currently used by EasyJet, and Stobart Air. First Choice and Thomson also operate charter flights from the airport.

Why live in Southend?

Our Lettings Administrator Sarah Loader loves Southend on Sea and believes that it's a great family place to live due to the excellent travel links and direct links to London, great family days out, cost of living and weould be an ideal place for our investors to have a buy to let property due to the high demand of tenants needing to commute.

Northwood Southend on Sea
Opening Times Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:30 Saturday 9:00 - 13:00 Sunday Closed

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