Ye Olde White Harte Hotel, Burnham-on-Crouch

Tel: 01621 782106

Burnham-on-Crouch is located in the heart of the Essex countryside, nestled along the north bank of the River Crouch. For its small population of around 8,000, Burnham has plenty to offer including a cinema, a marina, a golf club and plenty of coastal walkways providing stunning views of the river for many miles. Burnham has good transport links to the surrounding areas and towns and with Burnham train station providing access to London via Wickford, you can be in central London within 60 minutes.

Perhaps the two biggest events in Burnham’s social calendar are Burnham Week and Burnham Carnival. Burnham Week takes place in the last week of August attracting sailors from across the country. Having started back in 1893, the competition is still extremely popular today and is shared amongst four sailing clubs; The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, The Royal Burnham Yacht Club, The Crouch Yacht Club and Burnham Sailing Club. The event lasts a week and is also hugely popular due to its social nature. Burnham Carnival takes place on the last Saturday in September and dates back to 1908. The carnival takes place in the High Street and Quay with stalls, sideshows and displays, and culminates with a Grand Illuminated Procession in the evening, which leaves from the Clock Tower and proceeds around the town. This also coincides with the fair which is held on Millfields.

Other popular places to visit and activities nearby including:

  • Seal spotting boat trips
  • Colchester Zoo
  • Chelmsford Ice Rink
  • Chelmsford Tenpin Bowling
  • Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall (19th oldest building in England dating back to the 7th century)
  • Southend-On-Sea (The Pier, Sea Life Centre, Adventure Island amusement park, high street shopping, beach)
  • London
  • Nearby golf courses including Bunsay Downs, The Warren & Three Rivers

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