The renowned yachting centre of Burnham-on-Crouch was once a former oyster port. Visitors can enjoy the town's historical surroundings and the numerous activities on offer, which include walking, sailing and outdoor pursuits, as well as taking advantage of the town's growing reputation for high quality local produce. There are several restaurants, pubs and cafés located on the quay, offering views out across the Crouch Estuary and over to RSPB's Wallasea Island.


Discover Burnham-on-Crouch, home to rich maritime heritage, four sailing and yacht clubs, a picturesque waterfront, historic cinema, excellent museums, as well as independently owned cafés and restaurants for you to enjoy a bite to eat.
Burnham-on-Crouch's quay, with its historic pubs and red-roofed houses, is known within sailing circles as the 'Cowes of the East Coast.' From the quay, you can take a short trip over on the Burnham Ferry to Essex Marina over the summer months, where you can then walk to RSPB's Wallasea Island. The Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project is the largest of its kind in Europe and will recreate the ancient wetland landscape of mudflats and saltmarsh.


Burnham-on-Crouch Heritage
With traces of Iron Age, Roman and Saxon occupation in its long history, Burnham-on-Crouch offers visitors rich heritage to explore. The town began to establish itself around the 11th century. The Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum houses finds from archaeological digs as well as artefacts which reflect the social, agricultural and industrial development of the area, including some from the former iron foundry. A walk around the town will help you to uncover fishermen’s cottages and oyster merchants’ grand houses. Seek out the Art Deco Royal Corinthian Yacht Club or enjoy a film at the historic Rio Cinema.


Burnham Quay
Most visitors to Burnham-on-Crouch find their way to the quay which has a range of attractions. It offers many opportunities to relax and enjoy the views, or to explore its cafés and pubs. Walking westwards along the quay, you will discover Burnham’s museum, delightful houseboats, Riverside Park and the Yacht Harbour, with its restaurant and RNLI Lifeboat Station. Walking eastwards, you will see the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, which has been a feature of the quay for decades with its architecture. From Burnham quay, boats venture out for trips to view the seals which make their home at the mouth of the estuary.


Parlour Cafe, Creeksea
Visiting Burnham-on-Crouch will offer you the opportunity to sample the local food and drink, and also to try out the town's gastro menu. There are a range of independently owned cafés and pubs throughout the town, some are located along the quay and much of their produce is sourced locally. After a day exploring the town and its historic waterfront, you can relax and recuperate by spoiling yourself with a delicious meal on offer at the numerous and varied restaurants located in Burnham-on-Crouch. You will be able to enjoy both high quality local cuisine, as well as range of international cuisine.


The Rio Cinema

The Rio Cinema is independently owned and was built in 1931, offering 2 screens showing current films at historically low prices! The Rio is a must for residents, visitors and cinema enthusiasts alike.

Seal trips at Burnham Quay

Discovery Charters offers fishing and seal watching wildlife trips which leave from Essex Marina on Wallasea Island and the Quay at Burnham-on-Crouch.

Burnham Riverside Park

Overlooking the River Crouch, Burnham’s Riverside Park offers activity and relaxation in equal measure. It is an ideal place for a stroll, a run, a picnic or to take part in some sport.

RSPB Wallasea Island

RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.

Dengie Hundred Sports Centre

The newly re-furbished Dengie Hundred Sports Centre is a Community Sports Centre, committed to delivering fantastic facilities and service. Choose from our wide range of classes, activities and facilities.

Templeman Galleries

Templeman Galleries specializes in original pictures and also provides a bespoke picture framing service. The gallery stocks a large selection of unusual gifts, objects d’art and jewellery.

St Mary the Virgin

Affectionately known as St Mary's, there has been a church on this site since 1155, possibly even earlier, and as such the fabric of the building reflects a long and eventful history.

Lets Go Bonkers

Let’s Go Bonkers is East Essex’s most exciting and professionally designed premier indoor children’s soft play studio, featuring two uniquely designed multilevel play studios, which has something for everyone.

Creeksea Disc Golf

Come try disc golf! Our short course is fun for beginners and families, or play 18 holes for a challenge!

Burnham Wick Farm

Adjoining the River Crouch, the farm offers a permissive access trail with information boards featuring details of ancient crop marks, salt extraction and wildlife. The circular route takes you through the farm returning via the sea wall.

Creeksea Place House and Gardens

Creeksea Place is a 16th century fairytale Tudor Mansion set in beautiful gardens. The house with its captivating façade and tranquil surroundings is steeped in history.

Burnham Ferry

Burnham Ferry is the sole authorised ferry between Essex Marina, Wallasea Island and Burnham-on-Crouch Town Quay (opposite the Anchor pub).

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

Architecturally listed yacht club offering magnificent views of the River Crouch. Racing for day boats and dinghies, training for cadets and optimists - strong Junior Club. Large restaurant and bar with terrace. Visiting yachtsmen welcome.

Burnham Sailing Club

Our club offers a friendly atmosphere, a varied social programme and good facilities. We provide excellent training for our strong junior section. There is competitive Wednesday evening racing for cruisers, day boats and dinghies.

Royal Burnham Yacht Club

This prestigious yacht club overlooks the River Crouch and is open all year 7 days a week. It has an active junior section, an affiliated rowing club and visiting yachtsmen are always welcome.

Crouch Yacht Club

Situated in a waterfront building, facilities include two fully licensed bar areas, two restaurants and a number of bedrooms, all available for hire. The club organises regular open cruiser races as well as having a motor boat section.

Burnham-On-Crouch Golf Club

Superb 18 hole riverside course with stunning views over the River Crouch.

Burnham Hillside Bowls Club

Offering the opportunity to play bowls in Burnham-on-Crouch, Burnham Hillside Bowls Club welcomes applications from new members to join.

Springfield Road Park

This park is comprised of mown grassland with a large number of mature trees of different species and a play park.

Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum
The Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum celebrates the history and development of the town and its people, from the Neolithic era to the present day. The museum showcases an interesting collection of exhibits and displays, offering insight into oyster fishery, boat-building, agriculture, as well as the local iron foundry and more.

The museum also holds regular special exhibitions, events, and meetings of the History Society every month. Run by dedicated volunteers, this quaint and charming museum gives you the opportunity to discover the true story of the Dengie.

There is also a shop within the musuem which has an extensive selection of books on local history and books of local interest. The museum itself is housed in a former boat-builder's premises which was built around 1910.
The Mangapps Railway Museum houses an extensive collection of railway relics, from working steam and diesel locomotives, to carriages, wagons and historic buildings. Located at Mangapps Farm, the museum houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of railway relics in the eastern counties.

The museum features a one mile long standard gauge line with restored stations and original railway buildings, as well as eighteen steam and diesel locomotives. The general collection includes items from Britain and across the world, with special exhibitions on the French, Irish and Canadian Railways.

Steam train and vintage diesel train rides are available for visitors which take you through the countryside of the Dengie Peninsula. The museum includes items from 1790 to the current day and is certainly a must-see for anyone interested in trains.
Mangapps Railway Museum


Chapel Studio

A converted Chapel in the heart of Burnham-on-Crouch with clean and tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, all including free Wi-Fi and HD televisions.

Thatched Cottages

Award winning thatched cottages set in their own private gardens. They are close to the railway station with trains going directly to London in about an hour. Easy access to the town, river & yacht clubs. Perfect for holidays or B&B.

Silver Road Caravan Park

Tucked away at the end of Burnham-on-Crouch High Street, Silver Road Caravan Park stands in a privileged location. This incredibly quiet site has 60 large, level, grass pitches, each pitch has an electric hook-up.

The Star Inn, Burnham-on-Crouch

The Star Inn is a comfortable 17th century Coaching Inn in Burnham-on-Crouch which is a small town on the north bank of the River Crouch.

Creeksea Place Barns

Set on a picturesque farm in beautiful countryside, Creeksea Place Barns provides luxury holiday accommodation in a lovingly restored historic Essex barn.

The Anchor Hotel

The Anchor Hotel is a traditional inn, centrally located in the High Street and adjacent to the waterfront. There is a warm welcome, atmospheric bar, home cooked food and comfortable accommodation in a four poster bed.

Burnham Wick Farm

Burnham Wick Farm is a medium-sized arable farm which adjoins the River Crouch and is very near to Burnham on Crouch.

The Oyster Smack Inn

Contemporary independent restaurant with rooms.

Burnt Mill Cottage

Situated in a quiet position of Main Road with off road parking.

Ye Olde White Harte Hotel

The White Harte offers a choice of 19 contemporary bedrooms, 8 of which overlook the River Crouch. Good food is served in our bars or traditional dinning room. We offer a full range of food with a separate vegan and vegetarian menu.

The Ship Inn

Situated in the High Street of beautiful Burnham-on-Crouch, we offer boutique, stylishly refurbished en suite rooms above a modern pub-restaurant.


With miles of coastal and countryside footpaths, interesting towns and villages, as well as wonderful attractions, there is plenty to explore on the Crouch Coast. This leaflet had been produced by the River Crouch Coastal Community Team to give you an overview of things to do and places to see on the Crouch Coast.

When exploring the Crouch Coast, please respect the fragility of our natural environment, the rights of private land owners and businesses and the vital role of sea walls in our coastal defence. Please keep to the footpaths, keep dogs under effective control and do not litter.

The map and footpaths are for illustrative purposes only, please refer to Ordnance Survey maps for exact detail of routes.