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Waterside Farm Sports Centre in Somnes Avenue is a large centre catering for a variety of sporting and leisure activities. Its facilities include two swimming pools, squash courts, sports halls, gym, tennis courts, netball courts and an athletics track. For more information telephone 01268 694342

Clubs running at Waterside

Castle Point Athletics Club

Training for athletics, field events and cross country. For more information contact: Mrs P. Bassett, 138 High Street, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 7SL Telephone: 01268 697535

Castle Point Sports Club for the Disabled

The club has been running for over 20 very successful years and currently has over one hundred members aged from 3 to 83! Membership is open to any disabled person and their family, or carer. For more information contact: Jo Brown, Vice Chairman Telephone: 01268 793661 Email:

Canvey Island Swimming Club

For more information visit their website at

Other Sports


Canvey has several off road cycle routes to allow safe cycling for all. There is also a path around the sea wall, most of which is suitable for cycling.


There are two clubs based on the island for those with angling interests -

  • Holehaven Fishermen's Association - 15 Haven Close

  • The Canvey Island Sea Angling Club - For more information telephone 01268 479216 or visit their website at


    The island has its own team as well as junior divisions. For more information contact the following organisations:

  • Canvey Island Football Club - Park Lane, Leigh Beck - Tel: 01268 682991 or visit their website at

  • Concord Football Club - Club House, Thames Road - Tel: 01268 691780

  • Elms Five-a-Side Football League - 8 Gills Avenue - Tel: 01268 511787


    Canvey has an 18 hole golf course including a driving range, shop and bar. For more information contact Castle Point Golf Course, Somnes Avenue, Tel: 01268 510830

    Horse Riding

    Although there is no riding school on the island there are several livery stables situated in Northwick Road and Haven Road. Grassy stretches along the sea wall provide good places to ride, but due to the island size places to hack are limited.


    There are several netball clubs based on the island playing in Southend, Basildon and Thurrock leagues. For more information contact Mrs Anne Priddle, General Secretary, Basildon District - Tel: 01277 656685


    The Canvey Island Rugby Club is situated in Dovervelt Road. For more information telephone 01268 681881


    A footpath runs right around the edge of the island offering views across the creek and towards Southend on the northern side of the island, and views of the Kent coastline from the south.


    Being an island, Canvey is ideally situated for watersports. Activities include sailing, wind surfing and jet skiing. For more information contact:

  • Chapmans Sands Sailing Club - Eastern Esplande - Tel: 01268 682643

  • Island Yacht Club - The Point - Tel: 01268 510360

  • Benfleet Yacht Club - Canvey Road SS8 0QT - Tel: 01268 792278

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