A POPULAR Canvey beach has been made more family-friendly with a new £13,000 shower.

Campaign group the Friends of Concord Beach celebrated the switch on of its new foot shower to enable youngsters to clean off after a dip in the sea.

The addition of a shower for holidaymakers is the latest in a string of improvements to the Eastern Esplanade beach by the community group.

These include new benches and the sprucing up of the sea wall with colourful murals.

The shower will be turned on from 10am to 7pm, from April to October, at the height of the season.