"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Southend - Three Shells Beach

Three Shells Beach is in the centre of Southend-on Sea, just to west of the pier and next to the Adventure Island Amusement Park. It's a small sandy beach which is very popular with families with small children. Its sheltered position and shallow profile make it a safe place for young children to paddle.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Southend on Sea

Local authority: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ883849


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Southend - Three Shells Beach

  • Southend Cliff Lift (0m)
  • Adventure Island (0m)
  • Mr B's Space Chase Quasar (0m)
  • Southend Pier and Train (0m)
  • Southend Pier Museum (0m)
  • Kursaal (0m)
  • Sealife Adventure (1m)
  • Southend Marine Activities Centre (1m)
  • Southchurch Hall Museum (1m)
  • Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf (1m)
  • Central Museum (1m)
  • Kids Kingdom (2m)
  • Southend Planetarium (2m)
  • Made by You Pottery Painting Studio (2m)
  • Rileys Sports Bar (2m)
  • Leigh Heritage Centre (3m)
  • Fun Factory Rochford (3m)
  • Rollacity (3m)
  • Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland (3m)
  • Jo Shenton and Nat Hughes present Photosynthesis, a mixed media exhibition (3m)
  • Castle Point Transport Museum (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 Saturday 24 March


Chance of rain 45%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:41 GMT
Low Tide
10:40 GMT
High Tide
17:12 GMT
Low Tide
23:24 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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Three Shells is considered a family beach with lots of facilities and entertainments close by, and it is close to the town centre.

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