Canvey Island


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Tel code: 01268 | code search
Postcode: SS8 | code search
Population: 37500
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Folk Customs:
Choosing Day, Brightlingsea
Kichel throwing in Harwich
Mad Maldon Mud Race
Opening the Oyster Fishery
Plough Monday
The Dunmow Flitch

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The Big BBQ & Music Festival
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Castle Point Transport Museum Society
"A visit to the Museum on a open day or event day has something for everyone.with a collection of over thirty vehicles dating back to 1940s housed in what was ..." More

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Canvey Island is an island in the River Thames estuary off the coast of Essex. It was originally made up of five separate islands, these being mainly marshlands. Sheep farming became the major industry for many years. Before the building of sea defences the shepherds and sheep were the only inhabitants of the island. The Dutch came to build the sea defences in the 17th century and left two cottages on the island as a legacy. Dutch Cottage Museum is in one of the original cottages and houses a display on local history. The oldest pub on the island is the Lobster Smack Inn by the sea wall which claims a licence dating from the time of Elizabeth I. Also by the sea wall, The Monico pub was once a hotel with a casino when Canvey was a popular holiday destination. Other attractions include the Canvey Miniature Railway and the Castle Point Transport Museum. The Heritage Centre is housed in the former St. Katherine's Church. It now contains an art and craft centre with a small folk museum. The Garden of Remembrance was created in 2003 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the floods when 58 people died. The western end of the Island is industrial with gas and oil terminals, yet has an amazing diversity of wildlife.


Canvey Railway and Model Engineering Club
Castle Point Transport Museum Society
Dutch Cottage Museum
Heritage Centre

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Amos Estates
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Beecrofts Property Centre
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Castle Point

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King Canute
Lobster Smack
Monico Hotel

Oysterfleet Hotel, Restaurant and Bar


King Canute
Lobster Smack
Monico Hotel
Oysterfleet Hotel, Restaurant and Bar


Hook & Partners
Newman & Maxwell


1st Ave
A Star Station Taxis
Regal Cars

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Canvey Island (Amateur Football)
Concord Rangers (Amateur Football)
Island Yacht Club (Athletics)


Lizzy Lou
Concorde Cafe
The Bakers Oven
Nash & Sons Butchers
Pharma Healthcare Ltd

Especially For You
Canvey Florists
Garden World
Penn Sports
Club Sports UK Ltd
Anns Hair Salon
Hobbit Hair Centre

Places to Stay near Canvey Island

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Grand Hotel (3.36 miles)

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The Grand Hotel has16 en-suite bedrooms a stones through from the sea front.Breafast is served from 7am to 9am Monday to Saturday 8am to 10am Sundays. A full menu is ... More

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Premier Inn Basildon (Rayleigh) (3.95 miles)

Premier Inn Basildon (Rayleigh)
Conveniently positioned within easy reach of the M25. For shops and local amenities Basildon town centre is only 3 miles away. Ideally located just half a mile from Rayleigh train station. Our Basildon (Rayleigh) Premier Inn ... More | visit website

Balmoral Apartments (4.48 miles)

High grade, self catering accommodation in Southend (4 star rated). Luxurious 2 bedroom (en-suite) apartments with off street parking convienient for Southend town centre, main line stations and main bus routes. Beautifully equipped and with ... More
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Premier Inn Southend-on-Sea West (4.84 miles)

Ideally located on the A127 the main road into Southend; this hotel is within 2 miles of Rochford and Southend Victoria train stations and also 2 miles from Southend Airport. For shops and local amenities ... More | visit website
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Ilfracombe House Hotel (5.04 miles)

Ilfracombe House Hotel

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Offering good value en suite rooms, this hotel with private car park is ideally situated adjacent to Southend seafront and the town centre. Popular with pilots and cabin crew from nearby Southend ... More

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Hamiltons Boutique Hotel (5.30 miles)

Hamiltons Boutique Hotel
Hamiltons Boutique Hotel is a Grade 2 listed Georgian building situated in Southend's historic Royal Terrace, a premier position overlooking gardens, the Thames estuary & the Pier. Hamiltons has undergone extensive refurbishment and been ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Southend on Sea (5.43 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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The Chichester Hotel (5.72 miles)

The Chichester Hotel
The Chichester Hotel is an independently owned family run hotel that offers a warm welcome with freindly service to both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is constructed around a rectangular courtyard garden, two sides of ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Basildon South (5.75 miles)

Premier Inn Basildon South
Ideally located just 5 minutes from Wat Tyler Country Park where there is a craft shop, large adventure playground, motorboat museum and miniature railway. For shopping, Lakeside and Eastgate shopping centres are nearby. Coal House ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Basildon (East Mayne) (5.79 miles)

Premier Inn Basildon (East Mayne)
Located close to the A127 and only 20 minutes from Southend, Chelmsford and the M25. There are local train stations 10 minutes away, on the Fenchurch line. For entertainment, just 5 minutes away is the ... More | visit website

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