New selfie signpost on Southend Pier

Southend-on-Sea City Council is delighted to announce the installation of a new selfie signpost at the western tip of Southend Pier's head.

Cllr Tony Cox, Alison Dewey and Richard Sanders all sitting underneath a white multidirectional sign that shows various cities across the world and the distance in km.

This new attraction showcases distances to various destinations, ranging from the nearby Hadleigh Castle and Red Sands Fort, to London and New York. The signpost also features a nod to Southend Pier's role during World War II, when it served as a muster point for boats heading to Dunkirk to evacuate troops.

The signpost's strategic location at the pier head offers breathtaking views of the Thames Estuary, making it an ideal spot for capturing memories.

The selfie signpost is part of a broader initiative to revitalise Southend Pier in 2024, with numerous exciting developments planned to enhance the visitor experience. These enhancements are designed to celebrate the pier's historical significance while introducing modern attractions that appeal to both local residents and tourists.

Councillor Tony Cox, leader of the council, said: “This new feature symbolises our commitment to rejuvenating Southend Pier, ensuring it remains a beacon of pride for our community and an enticing draw for visitors.

"The signpost is more than just a photo opportunity; it's a representation of Southend's welcoming spirit and our connection to both local and global destinations. We are excited for everyone to experience it.”

The council invites locals and visitors alike to explore the pier and its latest addition this Easter. With its blend of historic charm and new attractions, Southend Pier continues to be a must-visit destination that offers something for everyone.

For more information about Southend Pier and its upcoming attractions, please visit the website.

Published: 19th March 2024

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