Hotels in Burnham On Crouch
Nestled on the north bank of the River Crouch, Burnham-on-Crouch is a bustling historic town and a renowned hotspot for yachting. There's plenty to keep you occupied if you're staying at one of the excellent hotels in Burnham-on-Crouch for a few days, including an impressive array of local shops, visitor attractions and varied dining options.
The town's waterfront is a major centre of activity, especially during Burnham Week when boating enthusiasts from far and wide descend on the area to take part in the annual sailing competition. The event has been running since the late 1800s and continues to thrive to this day. It also explains why the town is often referred to as the "Cowes of the East Coast".
Take a relaxing stroll along the quayside to find attractive listed buildings, stunning sea views and plenty of activity. You can discover all about the area's history at the Burnham-on-Crouch and District Museum, located within a former boat builder's workshop.
Catch the scheduled ferry service between Burnham and Wallasea in order to visit Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project, a conservation scheme aimed at "recreating the ancient wetland landscape of mudflats and saltmarsh, lagoons and pasture".
To the north of the town is Mangapps Railway Museum, a privately-owned working railway and museum, complete with a standard gauge passenger line that stretches for three-quarters of a mile through the Essex countryside.
If you prefer independent shops to high street chains, Burnham-on-Crouch is the place to visit. The centre of the town is filled with a great variety of retailers and the Clock Tower area of Burnham is dedicated to shops selling gifts and souvenirs. Find work by local artists at Templeman Galleries, curios at Henry's Orchard and a great selection of paintings and antiques at Harbour Antiques.
Burnham-on-Crouch's hotels and restaurants offer a great choice of dining options to suit all budgets and pallets. Enjoy a snack or light lunch at Café 41, Cabin Dairy Tea Rooms or Back 2 the Wall Café, all situated on High Street.
Fresh local ingredients and a welcoming atmosphere are on offer at Bella's Italian Bistro, and Curry Cottage Indian restaurant is highly regarded for its authentic cuisine and friendly service. Consider The Oyster Smack Inn if you're looking for a great seafood option.
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