Coalhouse Fort Park


Coalhouse Fort Park is 400 metres south of East Tilbury Village on Princess Margaret Road. It is home to Coalhouse Fort, built during the 19th century to help protect the Thames estuary.

With its riverside location, Coalhouse Fort Park has a unique setting that makes it one of the most interesting open spaces to visit in Thurrock.

The park has been given the Green Flag Award. This award is the national standard for parks and green spaces across England and Wales.


The park is ideal for quiet riverside walks and family days out, and is a great place to start exploring the local area.

Features of the park include:

  • a free car park
  • picnic areas in a parkland setting (no barbecues)
  • toilets with disabled facilities
  • a children's play area
  • a ranger on site most days

Also of interest is neighbouring St Catherine’s Church, East Tilbury village. Parts of the church date from the 13th century.

Coalhouse Fort Park
Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8PB

Engine Room Café

The Engine Room Café is near the entrance to the fort itself. Inside you can buy:

  • hot and cold drinks
  • hot and cold meals
  • cakes

The café is a great place to relax and enjoy a treat. It is open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, from 10am to 4pm, and stays open later during the summer months.

'Afternoon Tea' is available on request.

Most major credit and debit cards are accepted for purchases over £5.

Engine Room Café

: 01375 859 400