The Beach Guide

Three Shells (Southend) Beach

Three Shells (Southend) Beach - Essex

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The sandy Three Shells is Southend's most central beach, offering easy access to Adventure Island, the Pier and numerous shops, cafes and amusements.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog restrictions apply.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Shop

    Nearest town

    Southend on Sea


    SS1 1EE

    OS grid ref.

    TQ 8825 8504

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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