"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 Wednesday 15 August


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 84%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 73%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 63%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 23°C
(feels like 21°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 55%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 62%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
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High Tide
04:00 BST
(03:00 GMT)
Low Tide
10:22 BST
(09:22 GMT)
High Tide
16:21 BST
(15:21 GMT)
Low Tide
22:55 BST
(21:55 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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