Local Attractions

Ferry Service

Burnham Ferry, the sole ferry service between Essex Marina and Burnham-on-Crouch, operates a regular and reliable service six days a week from March to end of September.

The ferry allows for foot passengers and cyclists to explore the attractions on both sides of the River Crouch including the many cafes, restaurants, bars and gift shops of Burnham or the walks and wildlife of Wallasea Island, including the new RSPB Wetlands Project, the biggest of it's kind in Europe.

For those travelling from Burnham, the ferry connects with a bus service from Essex Marina to Southend-on-Sea on Tuesdays and Saturdays and throughout the school summer holidays.

Wallasea Island

Wallasea Island is generally ideal for cyclists and walkers as there are no hills and a number of watering holes within easy reach. Camping facilities are available at the nearby Riverside Village Holiday Park.

Burnham on Crouch

There are numerous attractions in Burnham including a host of fine eateries, pubs and yacht clubs. Newly reopened and under new management on Burnham's busy Town Quay is the Oyster Pit where passengers can enjoy a luxurious seafood platter, local oysters and lobster or can choose from the extensive choice of fresh and often locally caught fish in which they specialise.

The area is very popular with walkers and cyclists, many of whom complete a circular walk by taking the ferry. Cycle Hire is available from Dengie Cycle Hire in the High Street, with over 30 bicycles to choose from.