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Pictures of Leigh-on-Sea

in the county of Essex

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Fishing boat in Old Leigh.
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About Leigh-on-Sea

Leigh-on-Sea is a small welcoming seaside resort lying on the Essex coast. It is less crowded than neighbouring Southend-on-Sea which is mostly dedicated to a lively time and amusements.

At Leigh, visitors will find a small sandy beach and a narrow High Street containing lovely old fishermen's cottages. The resort is situated close to Leigh Marsh Nature Reserve and Two Tree Island, a lonely expanse of windswept grass and saltings. Here there is an abundance of habitats, with both sites offering ideal conditions for migrating birds. Thus, this is an excellent place for watching wildfowl during the winter.

This part of the coast is dominated by near-by Hadleigh Castle built by Edward III in the 1360's to guard against invasion by the French.

Leigh offers scope for fishing, sailing, windsurfing or just enjoying time on the beach. It also has plenty of excellent accommodation, good pubs, restaurants and cafe's, there are even stalls selling jellied eel's and cockles collected from Maplin Sands and brought in daily by cockle boat!

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Southend-on-Sea (123 Pictures)

in the county of Essex

(2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction E of Leigh-on-Sea)

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(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction N of Leigh-on-Sea)

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(13.1 miles, 21.1 km, direction N of Leigh-on-Sea)

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in the county of Kent

(14.0 miles, 22.6 km, direction SW of Leigh-on-Sea)

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Hadleigh Castle (16 Pictures)

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction W)

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Estuary View in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

Estuary View

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Estuary View is a holiday home with a barbecue, set in Southend-on-Sea. The property features views of the city and is 1.3 km from Chartwell Private Hospital. Free private parking is available on site...
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Southend Inn Hotel in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

Southend Inn Hotel

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction E)
Southend Inn Hotel is located in Southend-on-Sea, 1.7 km from Southend-On-Sea Probation Service and 1.7 km from Southend Central Library. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are equi...
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Southend Guest House in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England3 stars

Southend Guest House

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction E)
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Melal Hotel Apartments in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

Melal Hotel Apartments

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction E)
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Welbeck Hotel in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

Welbeck Hotel

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (1.6 miles, 2.5 km, direction E)
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Malvern Lodge Guest House in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

Malvern Lodge Guest House

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction E)
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The Stable III in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

The Stable III

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England (2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction E)
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Nearby travel help

Leigh-on-Sea Station(0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
Chalkwell Station(1.0 miles, 1.7 km)
M2 Junction 1(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction SW)
M2 Junction 2(13.7 miles, 22.1 km, direction SW)
London City Airport(25.8 miles, 41.5 km, direction W)
London Stansted Airport(29.5 miles, 47.4 km, direction NW)
Leigh-on-Sea to London(33.7 miles, 54.3 km, direction W)