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geographical name\ˌsau̇-ˌthend-ˌȯn-ˈsē, -ˌän-\
Definition of SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
seaside resort SE England in Essex at mouth of Thames estuary pop 153,700
Town and unitary authority (pop., 2001: 160,256), geographic and historic county of Essex, southeastern England. It lies on the Thames estuary and the North Sea. The nearest seaside resort to London, it attracts millions of visitors, and there are many resident commuters. It is noted for its 1.3-mi (2.2-km) pier as well as its beaches and gardens; yachting is popular. A 12th-century priory houses a museum.