"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 Thursday 21 June


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1023
Humidity 70%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1023
Humidity 47%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 39%
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Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1026
Humidity 36%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1027
Humidity 41%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1028
Humidity 63%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
01:16 BST
(00:16 GMT)
High Tide
07:25 BST
(06:25 GMT)
Low Tide
13:26 BST
(12:26 GMT)
High Tide
19:55 BST
(18:55 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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