Hamlet Court Road is virtually a High Street, which would compare favourably with most small towns.
The Cliffs Pavilion, overlooking the seafront, was started before the Second World War but not completed until the 1960s.
The nearby Beecroft Art Gallery has a good collection of paintings of local interest.
Frank Matcham, the outstanding theatre architect, spent his last years at Westcliff.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby lived at Westcliff with his parents for the first 21 years of his life.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Westcliff for groups.