"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Canvey Island

Canvey Island (area 18.45 km² - 7.12 mi²; pop. 38,170) is a civil parish and reclaimed island in the Thames estuary in England. It is separated from the mainland of south Essex by a network of creeks. Lying only just above sea level it is prone to flooding at exceptional tides, but has nevertheless been inhabited since the Roman invasion of Britain.

The island was mainly agricultural land until the 20th century when it became the fastest growing seaside resort in Britain between 1911 and 1951. The North Sea flood of 1953 devastated the island costing the lives of 58 islanders, and led to the temporary evacuation of the 13,000 residents. Canvey is consequently protected by modern sea defences comprising 2 miles (3.2 km) of concrete sea walls.

Canvey is also notable for its relationship to the petrochemical industry. The island was the site of the first delivery in the world of liquefied natural gas by container ship, and later became the subject of an influential assessment on the risks to a population living within the vicinity of petrochemical shipping and storage facilities.

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ793828

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Things to see and do in and around Canvey Island

  • Heritage Centre
  • Castle Point Transport Museum
  • Dutch Cottage Museum
  • Canvey Railway and Model Engineering Club
  • Hadleigh Castle
  • Legacy XS Centre
  • Leigh Heritage Centre
  • Rileys Sports Bar
  • Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland
  • Made by You Pottery Painting Studio
  • Rayleigh Megaplay
  • Megazone Laser
  • Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium
  • Rayleigh Megazone
  • Megazone Laser Arena
  • Wat Tyler Country Park
  • The Motorboat Museum
  • Rayleigh Mount
  • Off Road Action Park

Tourist Information

Southend
Tourist Information Centre
Pier Entrance
Western Esplanade
Southen-on-Sea
Essex
England
SS1 1EE

Phone 01702 618747
Email vic@southend.gov.uk
http://www.visitsouthend.co.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ESE
Pressure 993
Humidity 82%
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09:00


Chance of rain 51%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
ESE
Pressure 994
Humidity 74%
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12:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSE
Pressure 993
Humidity 73%
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15:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSW
Pressure 995
Humidity 69%
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18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 997
Humidity 73%
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21:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSE
Pressure 999
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
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