With galleries and craft shops, a selection of pubs, excellent fish restaurants and the famous cockle sheds, this picturesque town of Leigh on Sea is the perfect place for you to unwind and take in the fresh sea air.
Wander around the thriving high street and pause for coffee and cake at Stop The World Cafe, browse the photographic display at Leigh Heritage Centre and enjoy a walk around Belfairs Park and Nature Reserve.
Don’t forget to head down to Old Leigh for a stroll along the cobbled streets of this once busy fishing port. Old Leigh dates back to the Middle Ages and was once the busiest fishing port in the UK. Take your pick from the selection of pubs and fish restaurants or stop at the authentic cockle sheds for a bite to eat. Gaze at the idyllic sea view and watch the sailors and kayakers go by on the water.
Leigh on Sea is just a few miles west from Southend. The train goes direct from Fenchurch Street (45 minutes) and is just a 15 minute drive from Holiday Inn Southend.
Voted as one of the best places to live in England, you don’t want to miss out on a trip to Leigh-On-Sea!