Visit Westcliff-on-Sea, under 1 hour from London with c2c

Westcliff is an elegant town just west of Southend. It’s also the home of Rossi’s Ice Cream, loved by locals and local celebrities like Jamie Oliver. Visit their Westcliff parlour on the seafront (it dates back to the 50s) to taste some for yourself. Westcliff’s beach If you’re after some entertainment Cliffs Pavilion theatre attracts all the big theatre productions from around the country and is an easy walk from the station – saving you the hassle of trying to park there.

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What is there to do in Westcliff-on-Sea?

Visit the Westcliff bay beach, a sand beach the whole family can enjoy. There, you can relax on the sand or have a stroll or cycle along the palm tree fringed sea front.

You can find Rossi’s ice cream parlour along the Esplanade, where you can stop by grab your favourite flavour of ice cream.

The beach is a quick walk away from the Cliffs Pavilion theatre, which offers a range of live performances you an enjoy – see what’s on at the Westcliff Cliffs Pavilion theatre through their website.

Where can I eat and drink in Westcliff-on-Sea?

Beside the legendary ice cream from Rossi’s, there are some really cracking places to get some grub. Find a corner of Italy on Shorefield road, just off the Esplanade where you can find not one, not two but three tip top Italian joints in a row. Don Amici’s restaurant is another well known Italian place which can be found on Milton road which is close by.

For modern style seafood in a very pretty beachfront setting, head to the Oyster Creek Kitchen where on a sunny day you’ll feel more like you’re in the Caribbean. Toulouse down the beach has lovely French fare, and Oliver’s on the beach (part of the Jamie Oliver family) have people raving about their breakfasts. If you’re close to the Cliff’s Pavilion theatre then you must visit cafe Fiori, a cute coffee shop that doubles as a florist – being surrounded by greenery is the perfect respite during a day of exploring.

How do I get to Westcliff-on-Sea with c2c?

Take the train from London Fenchurch Street Station to Southend (you can also hop on at Limehouse, West Ham or Barking) then alight at Westcliff where you’re a 5 minute walk away from the seafront. Journey time from London is between 45 mins – 1hr. There are 4 trains per hour on weekdays and train tickets bought online three days in advance from London Fenchurch Street to Westcliff are £12.00 return. Kids also travel for £2 on weekends and over school holidays.

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