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Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve Leigh-on Sea
#1 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
the woods are fantastic to walk/meander through, in summer it blossoms and in winter It gives you pleasure just to see nature in the raw. the picnic are is well laid out, the café is great, you can pony ride or pl...
The Woodland has many species of deciduous trees and many "old" oaks, elms, and horse chestnut, many types of Flora and Fauna and grassland, there is also a large car park which is free of charge.
Shoebury East Beach Shoeburyness
#2 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
The beach is lovely and quiet with lots of little shells to collect and pools for the little ones to go nature hunting in.
East Beach is a lot quieter than the beaches that are down the road in nearby Southend, East Beach also has a large public car park and Shoeburyness train station is only a 5 minutes walk from East Beach.
Priory Park
#3 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Priory park is wonderful at any time of the year, with its historical priory, playground, fishing lake, bandstand, tennis courts and lots of open space makes it perfect for picnics.
Priory park also has a walled garden with a beautiful pond with lilies and an abundance of flowers in the summer a true joy to walk around time and time again imagining all those years ago the monks doing exactly...
Chalkwell Park Westcliff-on-Sea
#4 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Enjoyed a nice day at the park with the kids, enjoyed the small bird display and rose gardens - loads of interesting nooks and crannies for the kids to explore
Lovely park to walk my dog in makes a nice change from Priory Park which is in walking distance from were I live, easy to park the car nice flower beds, great park.
Thorpe Bay Beach Thorpe Bay
#5 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Parking free in side road and south church park with swings etc and boating lake a stones throw away.
There is ample parking in car parks ( charged for) close by
Two Tree Island Leigh-on Sea
#6 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
... bird life & just sitting & looking at the great views to Southend & old Leigh also take family there when they are visiting my favourite place when you just need to chill out it's a nature lovers delight
Two Tree Island is a nature reserve, with a road that leads through it to the marshes, which offers outstanding views up & down the estuary, and across to Kent.
Sea Life Adventure
#7 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
There is a very large car park next door - it was fairly empty but it does get packed in summer.
Hadleigh Country Park Hadleigh
#8 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
cycle paths exist, a reserve our offers paddle boarding, kayaking, rowing and swimming, archery, nature trails, buggy/pray circuits, camera obscure, parkour training, jogging, running, sensory, massage, coffee sho...
Amazing views, take a camera, pick a nice day - it's all free - except the car park, so park in Hadleigh and walk down Chapel Lane (15 minutes) Take a mountain bike and use the extensive tracks, and practice areas...
Southchurch Park
#9 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
This park is an all year round venue, the park is timeless, boasting a large lake with many varieties of ducks and swans, a grass maze in the summer, formal flower and rose beds, even a sense garden, tennis court,...
Southchurch is a lovely park and has a nice cafe for snacks and tea with music in the park during the summer months it is a great place for the day out with family and friends
Westcliff Beach Westcliff-on-Sea
#10 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Tradition seaside esplanade with amusements, restaurants hotels, and a cliffside park all leading to the world famous Southend Pier.
On event days you can actually park along the seafront and walk up the steep steps and attend the shows, eat in the restaurant or merely sit inside or outside enjoying a drink and the sun / views.
Shoebury Common Beach Shoeburyness
#11 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
We come here every day for half an hour as our puppy just loves running around easy to park big open space to run around in great for all the family
So easy to park your vehicle in the car park.
Leigh Library Gardens Leigh-on Sea
#12 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Southend Cliff Gardens
#13 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
These gardens are a real tribute to the designers and plantsmen (or women) in the Parks Department.
Amidst all the fish and chips, amusements, theme parks and loud music there is this haven of beauty overlooking the sea.
Bell Wharf Beach Leigh-on Sea
#14 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Lovely little sandy beach, has toilets and car park right next to it.
Train station close by as well & various places to park but as I said the area can be busy.
Gunners Park
#15 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
We live on the Garrison and walk in Gunners Park most days and have to say that it has something for everyone i.e. a play area for children/skatepark for older children which is very popular and just a short walk...
The history of the sight (displayed on signs around the park) is really interesting and it’s fabulous to be so up close and personal with such an important part of the UK’s history.
Chalkwell Beach
#16 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Belton Hill Gardens and Nature Reserve Leigh-on Sea
#17 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve Barling
#18 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Nice peaceful little nature reserve, with lots of bird feeders
It is out in the Essex countryside and is a great trip to see nature.
City Beach
#19 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Lovely park at Southchurch in Lifstan Way.
If not park in the main town car parks and walk down to beach.
Shoebury Park
#20 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Great Park, always walk the dogs here and kids love the new updated playground.
We took a walk around this park last weekend and it was so lovely to see the improvements made.
Southchurch Hall Gardens
#21 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
This park is small but very interesting with a 13th century manor house to visit and and a very well landscaped gardens .a
Estuary Bicycle Trail
#22 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
NetPark
#23 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Churchill Gardens
#24 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Three Shells Beach
#25 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Kids Kingdom
#26 of 26 Nature & Parks in Southend-on-Sea