By Car

We are easy to find. From the M25 just take either Junction 29 (A127) or Junction 30 (A13) eastwards towards Southend. As you approach Southend, look for the brown tourist road signs. Adventure Island is clearly marked on these. Follow signs to the Seafront. If water is sloshing around your feet, you’ve gone too far!

Here’s the address for working out your quickest route.

Adventure Island
Sunken Garden
Western Esplanade
Southend on Sea
Essex
SS1 1EE


Plan your parking

After you’ve reached your destination, the next job is to find a place to park. Most car parks in the town are council run, and there is a small fee to leave your car for the day. The best part is most of the street parking and council run car parks are free after 6pm, 7 days a week!

Below is a map that shows the car park facilities located close to Adventure Island and Sealife Adventure. The blue circles indicate car parks, and the green lines indicate where street parking is available.

On busier days, car parks closest to Adventure Island and Southend Seafront will fill up first. We recommend arriving at Southend as early as you can in order to make the most of these. If you arrive later in the day, you may find that there are no spaces available closer to the seafront, however you can usually find spaces further away from the seafront in and around the town centre. These are only a few minutes walk away from the seafront. You will also find that typically, parking prices reduce as you get further away from the seafront.

For live parking availability, click here to go to Southend Borough Council’s website and see the live availability table.

If you have any issues regarding parking during your visit, you can call Southend Borough Council’s Parking department on 01702 215003

Southend Borough Council’s car parks offer the opportunity to pay for your parking electronically via the mobile app “MOBON“. We highly recommend downloading this app prior to your visit, allowing you to bypass any queues at ticket machines.

The below table is provided by Southend Borough Council and shows live information on Southend’s main car parks.


By Train

There are two options of train lines available which have stations that are within walking distance of us.

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Adventure Island is just a short 5 minute walk from Southend Central station. Walk out of the station and once you get to the high street, turn right and walk toward the seafront and the colourful rides of Adventure Island! Book your train tickets online via the C2C website.

Click here to see the most recent C2C train timetable, including last trains home.

We are also close to Southend Victoria station on the Abellio Greater Anglia line, which is approximately a 17 minute walk from Adventure Island.

Click here to see the most recent Greater Anglia train timetable, including last trains home.


 By Bus

First Essex run a number of services to and from Southend Travel Centre every 15-30 minutes.

Services to catch: 20, 21, 21A, 21B, 23, 24, 25, 25A, 26, 27A, 28

For timetable information visit the First Essex website.


International Guests

Southend Airport: Southend Airport is the closest airport to Adventure Island, the quickest route is by car and it’s only 5 miles away!

Gatwick Airport: From Gatwick Airport you can take a Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station, from here you take a District Line underground train to Tower Hill and then change at Tower Hill for the C2C line to Southend Central. Southend Central station is located within a 5 minute walking distance from the park.

Heathrow Airport: From Heathrow Airport, you can take the underground on the Piccadilly Line to South Kensington Station, from here take the District line to Barking, and from Barking you can take the C2C line train to Southend Central.

If you are coming from Heathrow Airport by car, follow the M25 to Southend Arterial Road/A127 and take exit 29. From here you continue on the A127 to Western Esplanade, once you see the bright coloured rides, you know you’ve made it!