Burnham-on-Crouch is an historic town and civil parish in the Maldon district of Essex. It lies on the north bank of the River Crouch, and is one of Britain’s desirable yachting locations. Informally known as the “Cowes of the East Coast”, this quiet, unspoilt quayside town is full of old world charm, listed buildings, boat building yards and sailing clubs. Best known for hosting the internationally famous “Burnham Week” sailing regatta, it also boasts many other attractions including the Mangapps Railway Museum.
The Bunham Carnival is an event not to be missed and is a week of activity culminating in an illuminated procession leading through the High Street. This is a day and evening event and is always held on the last Saturday in September.
The Burnham-on-Crouch market is held every Thursday in the High Street. Local stalls of meat, fish, clothing, fresh fruit and vegetables are available. Independent stores are key feature of this charming High Street, offering hand-made gifts to bespoke furniture. The town boasts a cinema, several restaurants providing a vast range of cuisines and plenty of public houses. A marina leads onto a scenic sea wall walk, with picturesque sunsets. A short boat trip from Burnham Quay will take you to see the seals that inhabit the creeks on the River Crouch, or a short ferry ride can take you to Wallasea Island.
Water sports and sailing feature highly in the area, but for the on-land sportsperson there is an 18 hole riverside golf club set amongst 120 acres of open countryside with panoramic views of the River Crouch and countryside. For the sporty and fitness enthusiast, Dengie Hundred Sports Centre has a large sports hall, a gym, badminton courts and other indoor sports facilities.
Burnham offers good school choices, with two primary schools and two pre-schools which have rated highly with Ofsted. The Secondary and Sixth Form School, Orminston Rivers Academy, offers excellent Academy rated learning.
Barley Fields is close to the Burnham-on-Crouch railway station, which has direct lines to London Liverpool Street. Taking just over an hour to get to the capital by train, the town is easily accessible to commuters and Southend Airport can be reached by train or road; Stansted Airport is just under 40 miles away. There is a regular bus service (except Sundays) provided to get you to the market town of Maldon and the City of Chelmsford which further adds to the public transport Burnham has to offer. Burnham is situated on the B1010 with easy access to the A130, A127 and the A13, leading to the M25.
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