Canvey Island
Launching from "The Point"

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Rigging Area

Rigging Area at ThePoint




The Beach at low tide

Low Tide at The Point




3.5 hours after high tide

3.5 Hours after high tide facing WNW




3.5 hours after high tide

3.5 Hours after high tide facing SSE


The launching area known as “The Point” on Canvey Island is, as the name suggest the meeting point of two sea walls. With your back to one you are facing SSE and your back to the other you are facing WNW. Water is available approx 3 hours either side of high tide,

The venue is mainly used by experienced windsurfers when the wind is from the N to NE and When venturing further out there are good even spaced waves/swells for those wave riders.

There is a large green for rigging but parking is restricted to parking in the adjacent roads /verges.

There is a slope on the inland side and steps on the seaward side to negotiate. At high tide launching is taken from the sloping sea wall or the adjacent rock breakwater.

If you intend to sail this area it is advised you visit it at low water to view the under water hazards of rocks stakes close to the shore and sand banks further out. These do not promote a problem at high water (except the breakwater) but as the tide recedes you should be aware what is beneath you.

There is little to no beach. As the Thames is a lot narrower here there is a substantial tidal flow great for sailing wind against tide. A westerly wind against the incoming tide has apparently, due to the strong current of the Thames the same effect as in the Gorge.

Wind and tide in the same direction should be avoided. Do not sail this venue on your own as any failure in equipment you will end up in the shipping channel and if in doubt ask the high standard local windsurfers for advice.


How to get There

From Canvey Way

1. Head southeast on Canvey Way/A130
2. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Somnes Ave/B1014
Continue to follow B1014
Go through 1 roundabout
3. Slight right at High St/B1014
Continue to follow B1014
4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Point Rd
5. Turn right at Beveland Rd
6. Continue onto Marine Parade



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