VISIT MALDON DISTRICT

Discover the charm and beauty of the Maldon District, steeped in history and full of exciting surprises. Only 40 miles from London but it feels like a different world, packed with independent shops and timeless heritage. With world famous food producers like Maldon Salt and Tiptree jams, come and sample our local gastro menu. Enjoy the space and natural wonder of our picturesque saltmarsh coastline, and stay a while in unique accommodation.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The Maldon District is known nationally and across the world for its connections to the Saltmarsh Coast and for its rich maritime heritage. The iconic Thames Sailing Barges, Maldon Sea Salt, Burnham Week and the Maldon Mud Race are just some of the recognisable connections. The district has more than ten nature reserves, most of which are located along its coastline. From islands, wood and meadows, to shell banks, lakes and marshes, you can experience our diverse habitats which provide homes for internationally recognised flora and fauna.
Thames Bardge under sail in the river Blackwater

Welcome to the Saltmarsh Coast, 75 miles of beautiful wilderness and tidal estuaries, interspersed with quaint villages and historic towns. Hidden in the corner of Essex, but only 40 miles from London, there is so much to discover throughout our dynamic and diverse coastline. From internationally significant wildlife reserves to the iconic sailing barges and modern water sports, there is plenty to see and do in the district.

Moot Hall, Maldon

Discover independent historic towns and traditional marshland villages, full of quaint shops and restaurants, cafés and bars. Delve into centuries of rich history in our museums, heritage centres and listed buildings. Explore the charm and character of our two historic maritime towns, Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch. Their high streets are full of independent and eclectic shops, enough to fill many days of retail therapy.

The Lock Tearoom, Heybridge Basin

There is a reason world-class food producers such as Maldon Salt and Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jams flourish in the Maldon District. Some attribute it to our local microclimate, and others to the passion of local farmers and food producers. Whatever the reason, the Maldon District is very proud of its gastro menu. From independent restaurants and tea rooms, to celebrated vineyards and micro-breweries, there is plenty to satisfy any appetite.

From Constable Country to the Crouch Valley, the Grape and Grain Trail will take you to award-winning vineyards, breweries and distilleries. Enjoy a tour or a talk at one of our venues, and learn about how their products are made. You can also give them a try yourself during a tasting session. Our local producers each offer something unique in taste and experience, and their numbers are growing year and year, so there's always something new to try.

From Constable Country to the Crouch Valley, the Grape and Grain Trail will take you to award-winning vineyards, breweries and distilleries. Enjoy a tour or a talk at one of our venues, and learn about how their products are made. You can also give them a try yourself during a tasting session. Our local producers each offer something uniquer in tast and experience, and their numbers are growing year and year, so there's always something new to try.

 

Along the coastline of the Maldon District, five Saltmarsh Coast Hubs are being installed as part of Maldon District Council's Dengie Gateway Project. These include:

These inspirational visitor information points make the perfect starting point for your journey and provide you with engaging facts and details about this fascinating part of Essex's Discovery Coast.

Saltmarsh Coast Trail
Additionally, audio posts, signage and waymarking will continue to be installed. This work has been undertaken as part of the Maldon District Council’s Dengie Gateway Project funded by the Coastal Community’s Fund.

These inspirational visitor information points make the perfect starting point for your journey and provide you with engaging facts and details about this fascinating part of Essex's Discovery Coast.

Additionally, audio posts, signage and waymarking has also been installed. This work has been undertaken as part of the Maldon District Council’s Dengie Gateway Project funded by the Coastal Community’s Fund.

Explore the Maldon District on foot and enjoy the wide range of walks on offer. From coastal and countryside walks, circular and linear walks, to heritage and pub walks, there's plenty to choose from to suit all abilities and tastes. Walk along the Maldon District's seventy-five miles of Saltmarsh Coast and visit our historic maritime towns and our traditional marshland villages. The district is also home to more than ten nature reserves for you to explore.

 
Keep up-to-date with what's going on in the Maldon District and at the Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centres by signing up to our events list. You can stay informed about our latest news and projects, as well as the current tickets we are selling at our box office. There is a Weekly Events List and a Monthly Events List for you to choose from.

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Maldon District Tourist Information Centre

Specially trained staff at the Maldon District Tourist Information Centre and the Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centre are on hand to offer expert and friendly advice to help you make the most of your visit. Situated in the centres of Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch, the two TICs offer a selection of free guides and brochures to help you understand and appreciate this unique area.