Social Trip on PS Waverley

Sat, Oct 1st 2022 at 1:00 pm -

A trip from Southend to Whitstable and back
on the “The last sea going paddle steamer in the world”

This event has proved very popular - 25 of us will be sailing on the oldest seagoing paddle steamer in the world.

Tips Remember, even in late summer it may get chilly when sailing so bring along a sweater or jacket. Sensible footwear is advisable.

When should I be at my departure point?

Please ensure that you are at the ship 10 minutes prior to the departure time. Boarding closes 5 minutes before departure on outward and return journeys. Please note that gangways are usually open up to 30 minutes before departure at Waverley’s starting port for a sailing.
         Arrives Southend + Gangways open(estimated) from 1300
         Steamer departs: 1330
         Arrives Whitstable: 1500 -   Time Ashore   - Sails at: 1615
         Returns to Southend: 1745

Full info:

Southend Pier/Railway - Southend Pier, SS1 1EE. Arrive at pier in time to board pier train and travel down the pier to join Waverley. We suggest you arrive at the pier around 1 hour before Waverley departs to take the train down the pier. Southend Pier toll/train - Adults £5.80 return.
Trains depart out for pierhead on the hour & half hour 
and return back at quarter to hour and quarter past the hour.
For those walking the 1.33 miles, it’s £2.00 return or
walk one way, train the other @ £5.30.

Car Parking -
there is no parking at Southend Pier. Cars may drop passengers off at the drop off point at the West entrance to Southend Pier, next to Adventure Island.

There is ample parking along the seafront and in the town centre, with bays for disabled parking.
I reckon we’ll need to pay for 10 hours – 6 hours will not be enough. A good reason for us to arrange to ‘car-share’ as much as possible

Visit this website for info:-

Nearest CPs:
Tylers Ave (240 spaces) - £12.00 for 10 hours            Sat Nav
Clarence Road (119 spaces) - £12.00 for 10 hours     Sat Nav
Alexander Street (57 spaces) - £12.00 for 10 hours    Sat Nav
Seaway (658 spaces) - £17.50 for 10 hours                   Sat Nav

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