Visit Canvey Island and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Canvey Island, Essex. Though mentioned as far back as Norman times the island, situated in the Thames estuary, to the West of Southend-on-Sea, was subject to flooding until it was walled by the Dutch engineer Joos Croppenhurgh in 1622. Its associations with Holland are brought to mind by the two Dutch cottages, 1618 and 1621, one of which is now a little museum. Octagonal and thatched, they are reminiscent of the Round House near the village of Finchingfield, though they are, of course, earlier. The Church of St Nicholas, 1960, is most interesting and there is a modern War Memorial Hall, opened in 1953.
That year is remembered in Canvey for the dreadful night when great storms whipped across the East Coast causing such terrible loss of life and property.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Allhallows, Basildon, Battlesbridge, Bowers Gifford, Canewdon, Chattenden, Cliffe, Cooling, Corringham, Coryton, Eastwood, Fobbing, Grain, Hadleigh, Hawkwell, High Halstow, Hockley, Hoo, Isle of Grain, Langdon Hills, Leigh-on-Sea, Nevendon, Pitsea, Port Victoria, Queenborough, Rawreth, Rayleigh, Rochford, Sharnal Street, Shell Haven, Shorne, South Benfleet, Southend-on-Sea, St. Mary Hoo, Stoke, Thames Haven, Thundersley, Tilbury, Vange, Wickford
Have you decided to visit Canvey Island or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Canvey Island bed and breakfast (a Canvey Island B&B or Canvey Island b and b)
- a Canvey Island guesthouse
- a Canvey Island hotel (or motel)
- a Canvey Island self-catering establishment, or
- other Canvey Island accommodation