Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Things To Do In Essex - Burnham On Crouch

Visit Essex are currently running a campaign called 'Rural Escapes' to highlight the beautiful rural Essex. They have a facebook competition which asks users to explore a map of Essex and answer a super simple question about rural Essex. The prizes include luxury short break in Essex for up to 10 people, Osprey backpacks, designer sunglasses and more. Enter the competition Here.

Burnham On Crouch is a hidden Essex rural gem. A quaint coastal town that sits on the bank of the River Crouch in the Maldon district of Essex, it is a lovely place to visit if you are looking for a relaxing day out with the family.

Full of charm and history this little seaside town has lots to offer it's visitors, including Mangapps Railway Museum and The Burnham district museum which exhibits maritime, industrial, agriculture and the social history of the Dengie area. There is a lovely park, picnic area's, a little man-made beach, jetty's to crab fish, good fish & chips, ice cream, a cute retro cinema and you might even spot a seal basking in the sunshine.You could quite easily waste a day chilling out here.

There are loads of good places to eat from shabby chic tea rooms and pub grub to recently named Best Small Restaurant in Essex, The Contented sole. The High street boasts quirky gift shops, cafes and friendly pubs all offering a warm welcome to visitors.

Visit the retro cinema 'Rio', its dirt cheap and the minute you walk through the front doors you are transported back in time. Excellent value for money, even the snacks are kind on the purse and if you are lucky you can plonk your bum on one of the comfy leather sofa's on the back row.

Take the kids crabbing along one of the jetty's. It's free and they love it. All you need is a bucket, a net, a crab line and some ham. There is a maritime shop along the quay that sell crab lines and nets for a few pound.

The park is really lovely, very clean with lots of play equipment (even a zip wire), a sand area, picnic benches and a skate park. Across the other side of the park along the river, beside the pretty houseboats is a tiny man-made beach, just large enough to build a few sandcastles and dip your toes in the water. A nice spot to eat lunch and watch the kids play. Burnham on Crouch is well worth a visit.

Visit Rural Essex over the summer, You will have a blast!

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