Canvey Island - Thorney Bay
Thorney Bay beach is a small, sheltered sandy beach on Canvey Island. To the rear of the beach is a large flat grassy area with a play park, ideal when the kids have had enough of making sand castles (for which the sand here is particularly good!)
The beach faces into the River Thames estuary a few miles upstream from the sea. There are great views across to the Kent coast across the river and it is an ideal spot for watching the ships come and go up the Thames.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
No dog restrictions.
- Amusement arcade
- Wind surfing
OS grid ref.
TQ 7954 8253
Parking available adjacent to the beach
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Canvey Island - Thorney Bay Reviews
Dogs must be on leads now
Mike BalmerJul 19th 2021
Nice space and peaceful, but dogs are no longer allowed to free roam on this beach.
Walking 4 Choc Retriever Labradors
ColinMay 20th 2020
Really liked it, clean and a Sun Trap sheltered by any Wind.
Also Coastal path away to other places to explore, Path is on the beach side of the sea wall. So watch high tides.
Samantha KockozAug 06th 2020
Lovely clean sunny sandy beach
JuneJul 19th 2020
Lovely safe beach clean n great facilities 1st visit look forward to future visits
RachelJun 26th 2023
such a dangerous beach with no warning signs. tide was out so tried to walk to the sea. stuck in knee high mud with oil and sharp rocks underneath. cuts all over our feet. later we managed to get in the water and were cut to pieces by underwater rocks. i cannot move my hand which was cut by rocks. awful experience.
No toilets available on our visit, which is not good when you have young children. Where are they to go?
Canvey on "Sea"
ChrisMay 30th 2021
Called Canvey on sea when it is clearly not it is still on the Thames Estuary! Either the person who named it don’t know their geography or it’s a ploy to trap tourists. The water must be filthy down river from a sewage and an oil plant! no thanks!
Cameron BullockJun 03rd 2021
This beach is totally awful it has rocky sand glass everywhere and hardly any sea and my niece and her brother sliced both there feet!
But the weather is lovely with a nice breeze