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Thorney Bay Beach Playground, Canvey Island

Thorney Bay beach is a small, sandy beach cove area. There is a pathway surrounding the cove, making it accessible and buggy friendly. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables. The beach faces onto the Thames Estuary. Its a brilliant spot for ship spotting.

Next to the beach is a large flat grassy area with a playground. I love a beach playground, perfect for when everyone has had enough of the sand.

Where is Thorney Bay Beach Playground?

📍 Thorney Bay Beach

Canvey Island


Thorney Bay Beach Playground

🅿️ Parking - Where to park Thorney Bay Beach Playground

Thorney Bay Beach Pay and Display

The car park is close by and reasonably priced

Up to 1 hour - 80p

2 hours - £1.30

3 hours - £2.50

Over 3 hours - £4.50

Playground at Thorney Bay Beach

The playground has a loose ship theme. There are climbing frames for toddlers through to teens, baby swings, a small nest swing, a zipwire, seesaws and climbing boulder rocks. On our visit the bigger climbing frame was taped off. You could see some of the ropes were coming away from the metal frame.

Where to eat and drink at Thorney Bay Beach

Closest food/drink is The Bay Cafe. A greasy spoon type cafe. We picked up ice creams which were reasonably priced.

Are there toilets at Thorney Bay Beach

There are public toilets at Thorney Bay Beach with accessible and baby change facilities

What else is there to do at Thorney Bay Beach?

Leisure Island Fun Park, a small adventure park with rides, is a ten minute walk away.

Other playgrounds close to Thorney Bay Beach


🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ❌

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ❌

🚻 Toilets ✅

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly ❌

1 hour

Post last updated April 2024


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