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Why Southend on Sea?

Whether you’re seeking family fun at Adventure Island theme park, or a relaxing seaside holiday, book cheap flights to Southend on Sea and you’re guaranteed a trip to remember. 

With its seven miles of coastline, ease of access to central London and lively events calendar, Southend-on-Sea is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a getaway that combines city sights and salty sea air.

Enjoy traditional British seaside fun at the award-winning beaches and family attractions on the pier. Take a ride on the mile long railway, discover underwater worlds at Sealife Adventure and try your luck at the seafront amusement arcades.


When to book cheap flights to Southend on Sea

Southend on Sea is considered a year round destination, however the best time of year to visit is between May and September when the weather is warmest and the seafront is heaving with festivals and events. Book your cheap flights to Southend on Sea, England with Ryanair this summer and look forward to the Southend Film Festival, Southend Carnival festival, the Old Leigh Regatta Festival and Southend Music and Jazz Festival to name but a few. Need a place to stay in Southend? Search Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and places to stay in Southend on Sea.


What to see in Southend on Sea?

Southend on Sea offers fun for all ages. The pier is home to Adventure Island, a free admission theme park, considered Southend’s pride and joy. Other attractions worth visiting when you fly to Southend include Shoebury East Beach which is popular with  kitesurfers and the beautiful parks and gardens surrounding the 900-year-old medieval Prittlewell Priory. Stroll through the 45 acres of parks, gardens and ponds or enjoy a picnic while watching a live performance at the band stand. 


Getting around

Southend on Sea is very easily accessible on foot as it does not take long to get from one end of town to the other. You’ll also find 8km of cycle track along Southend’s seafront, with numerous bicycle rental shops around town. Southend has a reliable and frequent bus service, but if you’d prefer to have your own set of wheels when your Southend on Sea flights land, check out Ryanair Car Hire and your rental car will be ready and waiting for you as soon as you arrive in Southend.


What to eat in Southend on Sea?

You can’t fly to Southend on Sea without trying a fish and chips down by the pier or heading into one of the traditional pubs along the sea front. Southend is home to an excellent selection of seafood restaurants, but it’s also worth paying a visit to the fishing village of Old Leigh, famed for its cockle sheds, old pubs and seafood restaurants all set within its cobbled streets.