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Kids rule at Grays Beach Riverside Park. The sand pit here features lots of equipment to play and climb on, including a boat-shaped jungle gym, in addition to more playground equipment in grassy areas. Enjoy sweet ice cream or snacks at the reasonably priced cafe, and make sure to check out the local landmark, The Gull. This lightship built in 1860 lies on the shore of the beach. Use our Grays Thurrock trip itinerary builder website to visit Grays Beach Riverside Park on your trip to Grays Thurrock, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Grays Beach Riverside Park Reviews
Decided to come here today with the kids to kill some time rather than be stuck in doors. Plenty of space to run around and lots of sand. Weather on this occasion wasn’t fantastic but we stuck it out ... more »
This wasn’t what we expected being called a beach so we were disappointed but hopefully when it gets nearer summer this will be improved. more »
Although parking is fairly limited this place is worth going to. Truly massive sand pit with lots of play stuff for toddlers and young children. There’s a cheap cafe, reasonably priced on site and swi... more »
Not actually a beach. It is where the beach used to be in Grays before the river wall was built. There's a big sandy area with some pretty neat playground equipment like pirate ships and such. Big grassy area. A little café. Great for the kids in the community. Not a big park.
This is a great place for young families. The historical bathing pool from many years ago is a fine sand play area. Some even park their deckchairs on the sand ...and you could be anywhere. A fine first aid post ensures that lost children are reunited with parents. Come and see for yourself. Free parking locally..
Such a great facility and a fab community run cafe open 7/7. The people who run this place really go the extra mile. No charge for entry to the playground, lots of parking nearby, and there's a huge lawn area for picnics. We actually just dropped by for refreshments but ended up staying for lunch - good portion sizes and great prices. Good kids choices too. The cafe is run by a nice group of lovely volunteers - Gillian, Jeff and Linda were serving us today, just such a nice bunch of people. And to top it all the team offered to lend our kids sand buckets and spades as we didn't bring our own. Had a fab time.
Loved the place... Really calm and nice area to spend time with family! Great food inside the cafe’s park too.
What a shame how Thurrock Council have let this once lovely area for kids fall apart. Used to have a really nice holiday atmosphere during the holidays, with dance shows, music playing, loads of activities (electric cars, go karts, mini golf, bouncy castle, inflatable maze, splash/toddler pool and a variety of sports activities on the field). This has all gone now due to funding being cut by the council. It was so good at the park that children would visit from Newham. Now there is nothing for children to do.
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