Burnham-on-Crouch Coast Guide

Burnham-on-Crouch is a small Essex town and yacht haven located on the banks of the River Crouch. Burnham is around five miles from the sea but the river is quiet wide at this point which makes it ideal for sailing. This feature gives rise to Burnham's strong association with the world of yachting. 

For details of Burnham-on-Crouch Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses,  Cottages  and to visit Attractions.  Go to Burnham Hotels, Guest Houses and Cottages

Burnham-on-Crouch EssexThere are several sailing clubs in Burnham-on-crouch including, the Royal Burnham Yacht Club and the Crouch Yacht Club. In August a famous sailing festival is held with yacht racing and displays - which give rise to the town's nickname - 'The Cowes of the East Coast.'

Burnham is also well known for its picturesque octagonal clock which dates back to 1877. The is also the Town Quay Museum which has displays of artefacts relating to the town's long history of sailing, boat building and fishing. The Ye Olde White Harte Hotel dates from the 17th century and has original exposed beams and fireplaces.  It has excellent food and ales and a few salty sea dogs telling tales of pirates and smuggling in days of yore!


A small ferry runs services across the river to Wallasea Island which is opposite Burnham. Burnham is located with the wetland area known as Dengie Marshes which is a haven for wildfowl. 

There is a Tourist Information Centre situated on the Quay in Burnham-on-Crouch, opposite the White Hart Hotel. Opening Times (May to October): Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 4pm. Contact: Tel. 01621 784962

                  Burnham Quay           River Crouch


What to see in Burnham-on-Crouch

Mangapps Railway Museum - Southminster Road Burnham-on-Crouch Essex CMO 8QQ Phone: 01621 784 898

Maeldune Heritage Centre -  St Peter's Church, Market Hill, Maldon. Houses the Maldon Embroidery and other local crafts Tel: 01621 851628

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