Things to Do in Burnham-on-Crouch

From fossil laden cliffs to a working steam railway museum there is something for everyone in Burnham-on-Crouch. This vibrant town buzzes with activity that keeps it high in all the best places to live surveys.

Walking on the northern shore of the Crouch estuary is locally promoted along a route between Wickford and South Woodham Ferrers. The southern shore is accessible by train from London.


Whether you are looking for things to do with the kids, a day out shopping or visiting the many attractions and activities, you will find it all in Burnham-on-Crouch. VisitRevisit has all the information you need to make the most of your trip to this popular town on the northern bank of the River Crouch and renowned for its yachting.

Take a stroll along the attractive quayside to see old-world charm with listed buildings and a range of clubs. Famous for ‘Burnham Week’ and a number of sailing clubs the town is also home to a wide selection of local shops, visitor attractions and varied dining options.

The town centre is located close to the railway station and bus stops on Station Road (B1021) outside the Railway Hotel, Burnham Museum & the Marina. A dial-a-ferry passenger service operates during the Spring/Summer from the town’s West Quay to RSPB’s Wallasea Island coastal wildlife reserve and Seal Watching Trips.


The picturesque riverside town of Burnham-on-Crouch is a favourite with visitors. Its attractive quayside features many old-world listed buildings and is famous for hosting the world-renowned Burnham Week yachting competition. Discover more about the area’s history at Burnham-on-Crouch and District Museum located in a former boat-builders premises.

There are scores of restaurants, cafes and take-aways in the town ranging from English to French to Chinese. Families can play bingo and watch the tuppeny falls on Burnham Pier or enjoy arcade games at Sunspot Amusements.

Disc golf, one of the fastest growing lifetime fitness sports, is available at Creeksea Place Farm. It’s easy to learn and can be enjoyed by all ages, including special needs and disabled participants. PS5 per round, including a rental disc. Open all year. Book online or call ahead to reserve a tee time.


Burnham-on-Crouch is a bustling historic town and a renowned hotspot for yachting. Its attractive quayside is lined with old-world charm, boasting listed buildings, boat-building yards and sailing clubs. Often referred to as the ‘Cowes of the East Coast’ the town is home to a great selection of shops, visitor attractions and other activities.

Whether you’re looking for a gift from the seaside, an arty treasure or something unique and unusual, there is plenty to explore. Discover work by local artists at Templeman Galleries and curios at Harbour Antiques.

You could enjoy a game of golf at one of the many courses in the area, or visit Brean Leisure Centre and try your hand at archery, air rifle target shooting and pottery painting. Burnham Beach also offers donkey rides throughout the summer, plus a swimming pool open between 7am and 10pm. Or how about a scenic walk around the nature reserve at Apex Park or a trip to Wall Eden Farm in Highbridge for some hands-on fun.


Whether you’re a local or just visiting, Burnham-on-Crouch is a beautiful seaside town full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Explore the top-rated things to do, find family friendly events and build your perfect day out today.

Discover the town’s heritage at Burnham-on-Crouch and District Museum located within a boat-builder’s workshop. Or take a ride on the scheduled ferry service in summer across to Wallasea Island for wild coast wildlife and picturesque views.

For golfers there is the prestigious and very friendly Burnham on Crouch Golf Club which is a mature Parkland course renowned for its all year round condition and spectacular views over the cliffs, estuary and South Essex countryside.

Then for something really different try the Coastal 10K – a flat and super scenic race taking in coastal paths, adventurous trails across the Dengie peninsula and great start and finish sections through the main streets of the town. The event is run in association with the renowned Dengie Hundred Sports Centre at Millfields.

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