Burnham-on-Crouch is a waterside town and major yachting centre on the North bank of the tidal River Crouch in Essex.
As a yachting centre it ranks second only to Cowes, and is home to five yacht clubs.
Burnham-on-Crouch has an isolated position in the remote Dengie Hundred, but can be reached by bus from Chelmsford and Maldon or by train from Wickford, or alternatively by ferry from Wallasea Bay, near Rochford.
The meandering High Street runs parallel with the river, and contains a few shops, pubs and teashops, as well as a whimsical Clock Tower.
There is a very pleasant walk along the river front, where stands the excellent headquarters of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, built in the 1930s.
St. Mary's Church stands a mile inland, as in many towns beside the sea.
H. G. Wells made this the landing place for the Martians in "The War of the Worlds", and the town had a mention in Ian Dury's song "Billericay Dickie".
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Burnham-on-Crouch for groups.