Name: Canvey Island

Region: Essex

Country: England

Population (Approximate): 39,000 (2011)

Known For: Beaches, chemical industries

What I Did There:

  • Enjoyed the beach
  • Went fishing for crabs
  • Ate fish and chips
  • Walked my dog on the seashore
  • Collected seashells and sea snail shells
  • Avoided hungry seagulls

Trivia, History and Fun Facts:

  • The Canvey Island area has been inhabited since at least Roman times.
  • The town is known for its seawall, which shields it from high tides.
  • The town was greatly flooded during the great North Sea storm of 1953, and again in 2014.
  • Canvey Island has a campaign for its independence from the rest of Essex.