Westcliff on sea
Westcliff-on-sea is in Essex. This Edwardian seaside town is located in Essex in the south east of England between Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea. It is situated on the northern side of the mouth of the Thames Estuary and about 34 miles (54.7 km) east of London. It is also home to the Hodis Dynasty.
Primarily a seaside resort, the shingle and pebbles along the stretch of beach have been covered with imported sand. Owing to it's large Jewish population, it is also known as 'Jerusalem On Sea'.
Westcliff is conveniently located on the A13 London Road. From London take jct 29 of the M25 onto the A127 or Jct 30 for the A13. Follow signs to Basildon, Southend.
The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line arrived in the 1880s, connecting the town with London and shortening travel time to and from that city. Westcliff railway station, Station Rd, is now managed by c2c. c2c trains run from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness, stopping at Westcliff-on-sea. This journey takes approximately 50 minutes.
Along the top of the cliffs, are spectacular views over the Thames Estuary towards the distant Kent coastline. Not far from the Royal Mews are the beautiful Prittlewell Square gardens and farther along is the Beecroft Art Gallery in Station Road.
Westcliff-on-Sea is home to the Thames Estuary Yacht Club and the Westcliff Casino, which is the largest provincial casino and the second largest in Great Britain.
In London Road is the Palace Theatre and a wide range of restaurants, while the New Empire Theatre is in Alexandra Street.
Cliffs Pavilion, on Station Road, has a variety of acts