About Our Area and Contact Details
The Lady Essex III
For those that have not visited Wallasea recently it will be virtually unrecognisable. In a few short months the geography of the island was changed forever with the newly created Wallasea Wetlands Scheme, the largest controlled flooding in Europe. The RSPB has won the management contract for the wetland and over the next five years the aim is to turn the wetlands in to a major area for nature. The RSPB has also purchased a large part of Wallasea Island and over the next few years will be turning the island into a major new nature reserve.
Essex Marina has had a major transformation from a typical boatyard to what is now the number one boating centre of the UK with over 200 boats for sale. A new chandlery and a park and launch scheme are under way.
The Marina bar is under new management and provides a perfect setting for a meal or drink on the balcony overlooking the River Crouch.
The area is generally ideal for cyclists and walkers as there are no hills and a number of watering holes within easy reach. Camping facilities are available at the nearby Riverside Village Holiday Park.
Burnham on Crouch
There are numerous attractions in Burnham including a host of fine eateries, pubs and yacht clubs. We recommend the Oyster Smack Inn on Station Road for both great food and drink as well as good accommodation.
The area is very popular with walkers and cyclist, many of whom complete a circular walk by taking the ferry. Cycle Hire in the High Street with over 30 bicycles to choose from starting at as little as 30 a day. Bicycle hire is available from Dengie Cycle Hire.
It is vitally important that you provide us with a valid mobile or contact number. Due to the vagaries of the British weather we sometimes have to cancel a trip and we will therefore contact you to save you a wasted journey.
We cannot be held responsible in the event that a trip is cancelled due to bad weather or circumstances beyond our control. We will, whenever possible, attempt to inform our pre-booked passengers of any enforced changes and will of course validate their tickets for an alternative sailing. We cannot be held responsible for enforced changes affecting the ferry service.
Our postal and telephone details are:
Essex, SS4 2HF
Telephone: (01702) 258666