British Beaches

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Canvey Island - Thorney Bay Beach

Southend on Sea, Essex

Canvey Island is situated in the Thames Estuary off the south east coast of Essex and separated from the mainland by a channel. The beach is made up of sand and mud and has a view of the Kent coastline.

Beach Type



There are toilets
Cafes and fish and chip shops
There is also a promenade


Amusement arcades

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Southend-on-Sea TIC. Southend Pier. Western Esplanade SS1 1EE. Tel: 01702 215120


Nearest town: Southend on Sea
County: Essex
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5127, 0.587442
Postcode: SS8 0AG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Leave the M25 at junction 30 and head for Basildon. Shortly after Basildon turn right onto the A130 signposted Camvey Island.

Public Transport

Bus services 3(sundays). 16. 21/21A/21B link Southend and Canvey.

Nearest Railway Stations

Benfleet (Approx. 2 miles away)
Leigh-on-Sea (Approx. 3 miles away)
Chalkwell (Approx. 4 miles away)
Pitsea (Approx. 5 miles away)
Westcliff (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available adjacent to the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Thorney Bay Open Space, Canvey Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Labworth, Canvey Island (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Labworth 2, Canvey Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Labworth - Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Lubbins, Canvey Island (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Long Road, Canvey Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Oak Road, Canvey Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Knightswick Shopping Centre, Canvey Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Tewkes Creek Recreation Ground, Canvey Island (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, Canvey Island (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Southend on Sea