"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Southend - Leigh Bell Wharf Beach

Leigh Bell Wharf beach is a small sandy beach in the old town of Leigh-on-Sea, just to the west of Southend-on-Sea. It is next to a busy boat yard at the mouth of Leigh Creek.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Southend on Sea

Local authority: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ841855

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Things to see and do near Southend - Leigh Bell Wharf Beach

  • Leigh Heritage Centre (0m)
  • Rileys Sports Bar (0m)
  • Made by You Pottery Painting Studio (1m)
  • Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland (1m)
  • Castle Point Transport Museum (2m)
  • Central Museum (2m)
  • Southend Planetarium (2m)
  • Southend Cliff Lift (3m)
  • Hadleigh Castle (3m)
  • Adventure Island (3m)
  • Mr B's Space Chase Quasar (3m)
  • Southend Pier and Train (3m)
  • Southend Pier Museum (3m)
  • Heritage Centre (3m)
  • Kursaal (3m)
  • Sealife Adventure (3m)
  • Southend Marine Activities Centre (3m)
  • Southchurch Hall Museum (3m)
  • Rayleigh Megazone (3m)
  • Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium (3m)
  • Megazone Laser Arena (3m)
  • Rayleigh Megaplay (3m)
  • Megazone Laser (3m)
  • Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf (3m)
  • Kids Kingdom (4m)
  • Fun Factory Rochford (4m)
  • Canvey Railway and Model Engineering Club (4m)
  • Rollacity (4m)
  • Rayleigh Mount (4m)
  • Jo Shenton and Nat Hughes present Photosynthesis, a mixed media exhibition (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Pier Entrance
Western Esplanade

Phone 01702 618747
Email vic@southend.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 11 December


Chance of rain 89%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 979
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 979
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 93%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 979
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 62%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 982
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 48%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 987
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 992
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:17 GMT
Low Tide
12:43 GMT
High Tide
18:56 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A sandy beach at the western end of Southend-on-sea. Nearby areas house nature reserves and low-tide reveals a large area of sand.

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