The Beach Guide

Canvey Island - Thorney Bay

Canvey Island - Thorney Bay - Essex

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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


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Promenade

    Nearest town

    Southend on Sea


    SS8 0AG

    OS grid ref.

    TQ 7954 8253

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