Welcome to Leigh-on-Sea

What’s it like to live in Leigh-on-Sea? Well, read our Leigh-on-Sea area guide to find out more. Referred to locally as Leigh, this seaside town is located to the west of Southend, 35 miles from London. Leigh historically was a small fishing village and is still famous for its fishing and cockling fleets today. The town also boasts nature reserves, a museum, pubs and restaurants, leisure facilities, many sports clubs, sea scouts, open spaces and a wide variety of wildlife. The Broadway is the leading retail and commercial area of Leigh located uphill, above the Old Town. It is centred around the 13th century St. Clement’s Church, library and library gardens. The shops serve the local community and a much wider area with a range of high-quality, independent outlets appealing to those living further afield.

There are some brilliant places to eat in Leigh, here are just a few!


  • Alebro – A highly rated modern European restaurant
  • The Dining Room – This bustling restaurant serves an eclectic menu with Asian and European touches and members’ deals.
  • The Regatta – This modern European restaurant has excellent reviews and some fantastic fish dishes
  • Sara’s Tea Garden – This cosy restaurant serves all-day breakfast, homemade cakes and more.
  • The Grove Restaurant – This seaside venue has impressive seaside views and a large outdoor terrace.
For more information on Leigh and the property market, please speak to our agent Leon Johnson. Alternatively, for tourist information, ‘Visit Leigh-on-Sea Area Guide’ website here.


Leigh-on-Sea is a town and civil parish in Essex, England. A district of Southend-on-Sea, with its own town council, it is currently the only civil parish within the borough.
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Things to do

There are some fantastic things to do in Leigh-on-Sea, find out more from TripAdvisor here.

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