Whats On In and Around Canvey Island
At the start of the 20th century, Canvey Island had a very small population of around 300 people. Thanks to heavy promotion as a holiday destination, and many developments over the years, that has now reached over 38,000. Since horrific floods in 1953, significant investments have been made into the Island’s flood defences including raising the height of Canvey’s 14 miles of sea walls. Canvey Island is twinned with three countries including Romainville in Paris, Cologne District in Germany and County Roscommon in The Republic of Ireland. Many well known faces started life on Canvey Island, including several athletes and musicians. Frank Saul is an FA Cup winner with Tottenham Hotspur F.C. from 1967 and he was born on Canvey.
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West Canvey Marsh
West Canvey Marsh is the largest single area of green space on Canvey Island. This wonderful wetland reserve includes nearly two miles (3 km) of new nature trails, three viewing points, a picnic area and children’s adventure area. This is a great place to start looking for birds, especially in winter when there are plenty of waders and the chance to see a short-eared owl.
Click here to visit the RSPB website for more information.
The Oyster Smack Inn
The Oyster Smack Inn is a charming little restaurant and hotel situated in the heart of Burnham, on the River Crouch. It offers a combination of delicious food, a great atmosphere, good service and comfortable accommodation. Rooms are from £60/night and residents of Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home regularly come here for lunch.
Click here to visit The Oyster Smack Inn website for more information.
Canvey Island Sea Front
Canvey Island Seafront is a nice place for a day by the sea or a walk along. It has well kept beaches and a children’s swimming pool which is filled naturally by the sea. There are a couple of places to eat and to get ice creams and coffees. Recently, a mural has been added to the seawall depicting the events leading up to and during the Canvey flood. A great piece of our history told by local painters.
Click here to visit the Beach Guide website for more information.
Canvey Island Transport Museum
Housed in the historic former Canvey & District bus Depot, built in 1934 and vacated by Eastern National in 1978, the Canvey Island Transport Museum is home to over thirty old and rare buses and coaches alongside vintage commercials, military and emergency vehicles. In addition to the collection of vehicles, the Museum boasts a wide selection of ticket machines, tickets, poster, photographs and uniforms providing plenty for the visitors to enjoy.
Click here to visit the Canvey Island Transport Museum website for more information.
The Lobster Smack Public House
The Lobster Smack Public House is a truly classic pub with an abundance of history – they even feature in the Dickens novel “Great expectations”. This pub is a true gem – on a sunny day, you can enjoy the outside area near the sea; in winter, settle down by the fireplace in the warm. Residents of Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home often enjoy coming here for a drink in the bar or a meal in their restaurant.
Click here to visit The Lobster Smack website for more information.
Leisure Island Fun Park
p>Leisure Island is a young children’s fun park, based on Canvey seafront. It’s a great day our for families and the staff are very friendly and efficient. If you were visiting an elderly relative who lives with us at Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home, this could be a fun place to visit. They have a great cafe offering hot drinks, snacks and cakes.
Click here to visit the Leisure Island Fun Park Facebook page for more information.
Movie Starr Cinema
Moviestarr Cinema on Canvey Island seafront includes a four screen Cinema showing the latest releases; VI-Bowl has four lanes in their bowl lounge; Starr Snooker features seven full sized snooker tables. A great place to visit with the whole family.
Click here to visit the Movie Starr Cinema website for more information.
The Oysterfleet Hotel & Bar
The Oysterfleet Bar, Restaurant & Hotel overlooks Canvey Island’s picturesque lake. In a residential area, this relaxed, family-run hotel is 1.3 miles from the Castle Point Transport Museum and 15.5 miles from Southend Pier. Double rooms are from £55/night. Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home residents often enjoy lunch in the restaurant. There’s a traditional, pub-style bar and an airy restaurant offering classic British cuisine.
Click here to visit the Oysterfleet website for more information.
Nearest Country Park: Canvey Heights Country Park
Canvey Heights Country Park offers lovely views of Southend, Hadleigh Castle and Kent. The area is named Canvey ‘Heights’ because it is used for strolling and dog-walking by local residents who enjoy the dramatic views from its elevated position across the salt marshes in Benfleet Creek to South Benfleet, Hadleigh Castle, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea and across Oyster Creek to a wide endless seascape beyond. Also visible are a wide range of specially designated conservation areas along the estuary.
Click here to see some photos of the Country Park on Google.
Nearest Shopping Centre: Canvey Island High Street
Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home is very close to local shops making it an ideal trip out for residents who enjoy a spot of shopping.
Click here to visit the Canvey Island 2day website for a list of local shops by category.
Local Churches: St Nicholas Parish Church and St Anne’s Church
Our local Churches include St Nicholas’ Parish Church, on Long Road, and St Anne’s Church, on St Anne’s Road. St Nicholas’ Church is a larger Church with many services throughout the week, and a cafe. St Anne’s has a smaller congregation that is both friendly and welcoming. Some of the residents at Silverpoint Court Residential Care Home like to visit these churches from time to time.
Click here to visit The Parish of Canvey website for more information.