Essex is a well known county of South-East England. It is famous, among other things, for its beautiful landscapes, picturesque castles and lovely beaches. In fact, people from all over the world visit this county for vacations and not just British people. If you’re planning to visit Essex, make sure to check these 10 places that you might not know! If you don’t have plans to visit yet, this list will hopefully convince you that Essex is the destination for you. This is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Southend-on-Sea and in Essex. Considered the world’s longest pleasure pier, it extends more than two kilometers into the Thames Estuary. Spend at least half a day here so you can take a leisurely round-trip stroll. It is the experience of a lifetime walking so far into the water but still on the same pier. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!