Canvey Island, Essex

Canvey Island is an island in the Thames Estuary in South Essex. The island is neighbors with Southend-on-Sea and its seaside themepark Adventure Island. However, compared to its rather flashy neighbor, Canvey Island offers a more naturalistic charm with its jumble of mudflats, nature reserves, creeks, Dutch houses 30s modernism, and petrochemical plants.

The information above is provided by JetVac Cleaning who are a local exterior cleaning company providing Roof Cleaning, Driveway Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning along with a wide range of external cleaning services throughout Southend-on-Sea and the whole of Essex.

JetVac Cleaning Provides Information on Canvey Island, Essex

Restaurants and Pubs

Lobster Smack

has been around so long that it was even mentioned in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Fortunately your great expectations won’t be disappointed as the pub & restaurant offers sumptuous meals and a fun relaxing space in its upstairs bar that’s equipped with darts, pool, and a terrace. For more information, visit

The Labworth Café

is one of the most iconic buildings on the island. The grade II listed building was built in 1933 and continues to be the place to be if you’re looking to dine on delicious food while enjoying uninterrupted splendid views. For more information, visit


offers food and drink to help you refuel after a long walk around Canvey Island’s seafront. Fore more information, call 1268 695389.

Places in Canvey Island

Canvey Island Dutch House Museum

is one of the most well-kept secrets of the island. The grade II listed property was built in 1618 and is now a museum managed by the Benfleet and District Historical Society on behalf of Castle Point Borough Council. Canvey Island actually has two of these tiny, hectagonal Dutch houses, however the other one, despite nearly approaching its 400th year, remains in private ownership. The Dutch House Musuem is located at 1618 Canvey Road, Canvey Island SS8 0QP, United Kingdom.

Thorney Bay Beach

is a small, sheltered sandy beach on Canvey Island. The beach faces into the River Thames estuary a few miles upstream from the sea. It offers great views across to the Kent Coast across the river and is an ideal spot for watching ships pass the Thames.

Fantasy Island

is an amusement park with a wide selection of rides in Canvey Island. The funfair park features a family entertainment centre, amusement arcade, and an outdoor funfair park. The seafront amusement park is located at 1-3 Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DN.

How to go to Canvey Island

London to Canvey Island

Take a train from London Fenchurch Street to Benfleet then take the 22 or 27 bus from Benfleet Station over to Canvey. It will take around 45 minutes to an hour to travel from London to Canvey Island.

Southend-on-Sea to Canvey Island

On average it will take around 45 minutes to travel from Southend Central to Canvey Island by train. You can take a c2c train from Southend Central to Benfleet then take the 22 or 27 bus from there.

How to get around Canvey Island

Canvey Island to Lobster Smack

The fastest route to Lobster Smack is via Haven Road, which is only 1.8 miles away from Canvey Island. Start by heading east on Essex Cl toward Craven Avenue. Turn right onto Thorney Bay Road. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Long Road/A130. Turn left onto Haven Road and turn left. You will find Lobster Smack on the left side of the road. It will take you around 5 minutes to reach Lobster Smack via this route.

Lobster Smack to The Labworth Café

From Lobster Smack, turn east on Haven Road toward Haven Quays. Turn right onto Long Road/A130. Then, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Thorney Bay Road. Turn left onto Leigh Road then turn right onto Furtherwick Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exist and stay on Furtherwick Road. The distance between Lobster Smack and Labworth Café is 2.5 miles and has an average journey time of 7 minutes.

Labworth Café to Windjammer

Labworth Café and Windjammer are relatively close to each other. It has a walking distance of about 0.2 miles and will only take a minute to reach by car. You will find the fun park Fantasy Island situated between Labworth Cafe and Windjammer.

Windjammer to Thorney Bay Beach

There are two routes you can follow to reach Thorney Beach from Windjammer. On the first route, you can drive through the Eastern Esplanade, Furtherwick Road, and Cleveland Road. The other option is to drive via the Eastern Esplanade, Furtherwick Road, and Western Esplanade. Both routes are 0.7 miles long and will take 2 minutes to travel by car.

Thorney Bay Beach to Canvey Island Dutch House Museum

From Thorney Bay Beach, head northwest on Western Esplanade toward Leigh Road. Continue onto Thorney Bay Road. Then, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Long Road/A130. Later, take the 2nd exit onto Northwick Road. Take a right turn and you will find the Canvey Island Dutch Home Museum on the left. It will take about 5 minutes to complete this 1.8-mile-long route.

Our Contact Details

JetVac Pressure Washing & SoftWash Services
72 Station Rd

Canvey Island

01268 962131

Jet Vac Pressure Washing & Softwash Services- Chelmsford