By far one of the calmest places to visit in Essex, but if it’s thrills you seek, you’ll be pleased with the wealth of watersports on offer, everything from jet skiing to kitesurfing (newcomers should seek out Richy’s Kitesurf School for the best and safest experience) is available at a price.

Shoeburyness is also mentioned in The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams et al. The Meaning of Liff is a fictional "dictionary of things that there aren't any words for yet". Shoeburyness is described as "that uncomfortable feeling one experiences when sitting in a chair that is still warm from the last occupant."

Our newly refurbished premises, rustic interior and sea view creates the perfect atmosphere for our live entertainment!

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Such a walk may ignite your thirst for knowledge about the area, in which case it’s well worth taking a trip to nearby Foulness Island, home to the fascinating Foulness Heritage Centre, detailing its isolated military background. Be careful about timings, though - it’s only open between 12pm-4pm on the first Sunday of the month, from April to October.

Shoeburyness is mentioned in The Harder they Fall (Porridge)

The eastern terminus of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (c2c line) is at Shoeburyness railway station, services run to London Fenchurch Street in the city of London. The eastern end of the A13 is at Shoeburyness. The MoD Shoeburyness site at Pig's Bay is situated nearby and the facility is run by the company QinetiQ.[3]

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Philip Reeve's 2006 novel Larklight mentions 'a squalid spot called Shoeburyness'.

Billy Bragg's song "A13" (an Essex-style reworking of "Route 66"), opens with the line "If you ever go to Shoeburyness".

In the middle of the Garrison complex is a nature conservation area, ideal for dog walking, with lovely views of the period buildings, old-fashioned cannons and brick archways that surround them.

Our Open Evening is on Monday 19th September 2016 at 7.00pm and will be followed by two organised open mornings on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th September at 9.00am; if you are unable to attend the evening.

Local residents, businesses and visitors to the area need to be aware of the hazardous nature of activities conducted on the Range and understand the restrictions associated with access and health and safety.

Shoebury Park is ideal for families, offering the chance to go fishing (the waters fishable on a day ticket basis) plus playing fields, ornamental gardens, a BMX and skateboarding area, sports facilities and a large children’s play area.

Teeming with wildlife, visitors can take a tractor tour of the island or a particularly interesting walk - part of which becomes a natural pathway through the sea if you’re on the right side of the tides. Two somewhat forgotten villages still house Ministry Of Defence families, who must drive 5 miles to high security gates to find the closest convenience shop.

Can you camp there overnight, in a campervan?

Dog restrictions apply and there is a dog exercise area.

Ian Dury mentions Shoeburyness in his 1977 song "Billericay Dickie".

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Shoeburyness is home to "the commuter", protagonist in the eponymous song and music video by Ceephax Acid Crew.[6]

A level results were also fantastic, with 98% of students gaining passes in their A levels.  

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Shoeburyness has two beaches: East Beach and Shoebury Common Beach (also known as West Beach), both Blue Flag beaches.

Located along the beautiful coastal town of Southend, we bring you the best of traditional British cuisine in warm and welcoming surrounds.

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A wander along Shoebury Common, found at the far end of the seafront, is instantly relaxing, the picturesque spot once a hub for fisherman (the same that inspired J.W. Turner to create oil painting Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing A Whitstable Hoy). Feel the pebbles and sand between your toes and observe families enjoying the sea air outside their beach huts - it’s enough to make you wonder if there’s any nearby coastal property for sale.

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This year the young people of Shoeburyness High School have achieved record-breaking results. Our students gained 76% A*-C in GCSE English (national figure 60.2%), 70% in Maths (nationally 61%) and 75% A*-C in Science (nationally 62.3%).

Come and see why Shoeburyness High School is the right choice for your son or daughter.

Congratulations to all our students on their amazing achievements in the 2016 summer examinations.

In the fifth Temeraire novel Victory of Eagles, Shoeburyness is the setting of a fictitious climactic battle in which Wellesley and Nelson drive Napoleon out of England in early 1808.

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The English painter J. M. W. Turner depicted the fishermen of Shoeburyness in his oil painting Shoeburyness Fishermen Hailing a Whitstable Hoy. The painting was exhibited in 1809, and was part of a series Turner made of the Thames estuary between 1808 and 1810. The painting has been in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada since 1939.[4][5]

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Shoeburyness (also called "Shoebury") is a town in southeast Essex, England, at the mouth of the Thames Estuary. It is within the borough of Southend-on-Sea, situated at its far east, around 3 miles (5 km) east of Southend town centre. It was an urban district of Essex from 1894 to 1933, when it became part of the county borough of Southend-on-Sea.[2] It was once a garrison town and still acts as host to MoD Shoeburyness.

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