Just a few pictures from our trip in May to Southend-on-Sea. It's your typical English seaside resort, lots of tack, a rocky beach and of course a pier.

This is the view as we just start to walk out on the pier, looking back at Southend.

Southend Pier is the longest in the world, 1.3 miles. You can read more about the pier on this website.

It's so long they even have a train to take people from end to end

We walked one way and took the train back. It's hard to see in this picture, but the little sign on top of the post tells you how far you've walked.

Another view looking back at Southend, which is now just a dot on the landscape.



There's really not much at the end of the pier, aside from a pub and a couple souvenir shops, so we don't have any pictures of it. This is back on dry land, looking back at the pier now that the tide has gone out.