"Followong the above suggestion, today I went to Shoeburyness and Southend on Sea to enjoy the sunshine but what I found was quite different from what I expected... The beach was hardly visible as it was extremely narrow, and the water, oh my god... I don't know how people find the courage to swim in such a dirty water, full of algae!! The only smell was that of fish and chips and doughnuts. I am sorry, but if you consider those beaches lovely and a jewel, I am inclined to believe that you have never seen real, clean beaches before!!"