Maunsel Forts WWII - Holiday Inn Southend

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Set sail on a three hour cruise starting from Southend Pier to the Eerie World War 2 Maunsel forts, called the Red sand Towers. Trains are now operational along Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world – take the train or walk the 1.6 miles to the end of the Pier where your tour guide will meet you. Pre-booking is required.

Bookings are open from May 2021. Check out all the details on their website here

These historic Maunsel Forts monuments stand in the estuary some 9 miles from Southend and 5 Miles from Whitstable. It will take approximately an hour to reach the Towers and will pass by the Mulbury Harbour (Pheonix unit) and Shoebury boom before crossing the Shipping channel towards the Isle of Sheppey.

Maunsell Towers

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You will get a chance to take plenty of photos in and around the towers as the vessel is small enough to pass between and under the structures. (They do not allow anyone to board the structures)

Upon your return you will pass via the SS. Richard Montgomery before crossing back towards Southend Pier.

Onboard facilities include a Bar, selling Alcoholic and soft drinks and light snacks. A small Toilet is also available onboard.

Price guide: Adults £25,  Child £20, Concessions £22, Family £65 and Under 3’s Free

NOTEAll departures are subject to weather and sea state.

*Jetstream Tours are proud to be members of the Thames Green Scheme, making steps towards a cleaner and more sustainable River Thames. 

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