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Grays Beach

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Brilliant place to spend the day with young children and it’s free. All run by volunteers who do an... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Sandra B
Essex, United Kingdom
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Good Large park ideal for pre teen kids but the only downfall is the BIG smelly factory nearby

Good Large park ideal for pre teen kids but the only downfall is the BIG smelly factory nearby... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Simon P
Essex, United Kingdom
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  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible14%
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“sand pit”(5 reviews)
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Thames Road, Grays Thurrock, Thurrock RM17 6JP, England
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant place to spend the day with young children and it’s free. All run by volunteers who do an excellent job. The cafe prices are very reasonable. Lots of things for the children to do. My only criticism is that there is no water facilities...More

1  Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Good Large park ideal for pre teen kids but the only downfall is the BIG smelly factory nearby makes me feelbit ill and not hungry but hey ho try and makethe best if wind changes direction.

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 20 July 2018

in a nutshell this is a small park with a beach close to the river thames. Great for weekends and school holidays

Thank Zenzar123
Reviewed 2 July 2018

What an amazing place. One of our daughters found this gem for children and arranged a family day out for grandchildren through to grandparents. There were 9 adults and three children aged to 3 years and everyone had a super day. Facilities in the sand...More

1  Thank ilderv0
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We regularly come here when we're down visiting family. The play park is big and plenty to do and is now starting to be maintained by the volunteers and given a lick of paint. As for the volunteers, what a bunch of incredible people. The...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Although, there isn't much of the beach left ( having mostly been consumed by the River Thames, the area is still really nice with great views. The children's play area is huge, and set in golden sand, allowing the children to play on the swings/slides/obstacles,...More

1  Thank Brad P
Reviewed 1 April 2018

If you are looking for an experience of the Sahara desert sand, then this is it. At first you think you are seeing a mirage, but it's real. A hidden gem and a great refreshing place for kids and adults. Even just walking around in...More

1  Thank jramjee1
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

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 and glad we did. The kids...More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank londone16
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

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 swings and picnic tables around the edges. First time here and...More

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Ana S
1 May 2018|
Response from Greeneyes1986 | Reviewed this property |
Doubtful. Not sure you’d want to do One anyway. I suppose it is a park at the back so could do one somewhere but it’s so busy you wouldn’t want to
23 March 2018|
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Response from Claire H | Reviewed this property |
Well there was one about 11 and told my daughter to F off - so I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Emma W
10 August 2015|
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Response from Greeneyes1986 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and yes. Disabled parking right outside and equipped for wheelchair access