Grays Beach Riverside Park, Grays Thurrock

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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. See Grays Beach Riverside Park and all Grays Thurrock has to offer by arranging your trip with our Grays Thurrock travel itinerary planner.
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Grays Beach Riverside Park Reviews
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  • August 20, 2017
    An enjoyable place to go on a sunny day. Perfect for families, with plenty for children to play and do. I would not recommend the area at night however.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Love this place on a nice day. Loads for the kids to do in the sandy area and big green for everything else. The cafe has all been done up. Not eaten from but looks good and not too bad price wise.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    There is no surprise that Thurrock Council does not bother with this nice park and it has gone down hill. It's unclean and local drinkers like to sit here so no good for children  more »
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  • July 29, 2017
    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.
  • August 12, 2017
    A great place for kids and old boating lake now filled with sand making it safe for kids to play on. Different little diggers and other bits and pieces to play on. Also a climbing rope structure for the more confident kids to climb. There is also a pirate ship for kiddies to climb and play on with slides for them to exit the boat. For toddlers there is (at least I hope there still is) a little paddling pool. There is also a water park with water sprinklers shooting water up out of the ground. An absolute must place to visit during long summer school breaks.
  • July 23, 2017
    The cafe is back open and run by volunteers, it'll be open every day 10-5, very reasonably priced and with Rossi ice cream for sale! If we hadn't just bought fresh bread we would have stayed for lunch! We definitely will go back for the day over the school holidays! Kids love it.
  • August 7, 2017
    Came today for the first time this year. Sad to see so much litter left from lazy people who couldn't be bothered to walk 2 metres to a bin. There are plenty of bins so there is no excuse. Park itself is clean and tidy but the cafe could do with an update x
  • July 26, 2017
    Nice park but not much in the way of amenities and the outskirts of the park area it gets a bit rough

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