Experience everything that's great about Britain at your holiday home in this stunning coastal location. Kitesurfers rule the sparkling water, rollercoasters roar overhead and the nightlife hums easily into the early hours.
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Book a dreamlike rental for as little as £41 per night by searching among the 376 properties featured in Southend-on-Sea. By directly analysing these different offers, HomeToGo highlights the best deals as well as the most popular rentals in Southend-on-Sea.
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Southend-on-Sea
Southend-on-Sea is a good holiday spot if you want a rental with a pool. A few of the holiday rentals there include one. Apartment rentals with pools in Southend-on-Sea are a fantastic choice for groups of 5 and have an average cost of £0 a night. All of Southend-on-Sea's holiday lettings offering a pool are within 2 kilometres of water, so you can choose between some pool time or waterfront moments. A lot of the properties in Southend-on-Sea welcome pets, which makes it a suitable holiday spot for pet owners. Pet-friendly rentals in Southend-on-Sea cost, on average, £133 a night. You can also find different rental options if you would prefer to stay near the city centre, as a few of the pet-friendly properties are within 2 kilometres of the city centre.
The Weather in Southend-on-Sea
You can see our climate diagram above. On average, the warmest month is July. January is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to 2°. The rainiest month is January, while the driest month is May.
7-Day Weather Forecast in Southend-on-Sea
Accommodation options for your holiday in Southend-on-Sea
Visit Priory Park, a sports centre with bowling greens, various courts and formal gardens. Take a look around the Priory Museum's collection of fascinating artefacts housed in a former Cluniac Monastery dating to 1180. Southend Pier Museum meanwhile brings back memories of vintage entertainments and more.
Belfairs Park stretches for 81 hectares of ancient woodland, and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Learn more at the Essex Wildlife Trust resource centre. Next, discover the Kursaal, a Grade II listed building that housed a circus, ballroom and arcade in Southend's first heyday, some hundred years ago.
Ride a railway along the world's longest pier. Standing for over a century, this striking landmark is packed with attractions and festivals, from visiting Tall Ships to seasonal celebrations. Look out on the spectacular coastline, and indulge in an ice cream at this historic attraction.
Alternatively, head to Adventure Island, one of the best loved amusement parks in the UK. The amusements that throng Three Shells Beach are also popular with families.
Britain's best beaches
Southend's beaches are known worldwide for their vintage charm and soft sand. Thorpe Bay's bright beach huts are the archetypal picture postcard, and this blue flag beach is ideal for those in search of a wide array of water sports as entertainment. Sail, windsurf or kayak from this stunning stretch of sand.
A grassy verge makes East Beach perfect for picnickers, and it's also home to Essex Kitesurfing Club, so bright kites billow and wheel attractively overhead throughout the year. Bell Wharf Beach overlooks the cockle sheds and fishing boats responsible for hauling in Southend's ready supply of scrumptious seafood.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Southend-on-Sea?
Prices for holiday accommodation in Southend-on-Sea start at £44 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Southend-on-Sea?
June is the time of year with the highest amount of Apartment rentals and Bed & Breakfast rentals available in Southend-on-Sea, so you'll find plenty of great holiday deals during this month.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Southend-on-Sea?
When booking a holiday home in Southend-on-Sea, consider looking for accommodation with Internet, TV, or Balcony/Patio, which are the three most popular amenities for this destination.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Southend-on-Sea?
Holidaymakers looking for accommodation in Southend-on-Sea will be pleased to know that there are 369 options on offer, with prices starting from just £44 per night.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Southend-on-Sea holiday home?
Yes, there are 21 holiday homes in Southend-on-Sea that allow pets, with an average price of £133 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Southend-on-Sea?
Book your Southend-on-Sea holiday in May or April to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.
Can you get discounts on holiday homes in Southend-on-Sea?
You can get great value holiday homes in Southend-on-Sea with prices for accommodation beginning at £44 - and HomeToGo has introduced a range of filters that make it quick and simple to uncover some outstanding offers. When considering different dates for your holiday, you can use HomeToGo's flexible dates technology to quickly locate low-price timings and see discounts of up to 40%. Additionally, HomeToGo's 'distance from' filter lets you find hidden treasure holiday rentals in lower-price, under-the-radar locales which are still near to the area of your choice, whether that's the coastline, a swimming lake, winter sports area or town centre. Start your search as soon as possible to take advantage of good availability and low prices - and do so with confidence by utilising HomeToGo's 'free cancellation' filter when using the website or app.
What are the benefits of booking a holiday letting in Southend-on-Sea with HomeToGo?
From serenity away from the crowds to plenty of room for relaxing with your travel companions, holiday lettings in Southend-on-Sea have many advantages. HomeToGo surfaces real reviews written by previous guests, and searching is safe, easy, and stress-free - so with 369 deals from 19 providers in the area, you're bound to discover the perfect holiday home with all of the amenities to suit you in Southend-on-Sea.
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