What to do at Fambridge?

North Fambridge is a peaceful retreat for families, rallies and solo-travellers. From fine riverside walks to country pubs and plenty of children's attractions, there's so much to discover!

Fambridge Playground

Adventure Playground

There's no need to leave the Yacht Haven to find an activity for the kids. Our modern adventure play park is located behind the marina office, with brand new play equipment and 360 views over the surrounding Essex farmland.

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Wildlife Spotting

With mud flats, tidal flats, salt marshes, tidal ditches and coastal grasslands surrounding the River Crouch, the area has become an area of international importance for wildlife and wildlife conservation. There are a number of sites in the area that have been marked as Sites of Special Scientific Interests (SSSI) and Special Protections Areas (SPA).

Find out what wildlife to spot around North Fambridge

Adjacent to the Yacht Station is the Blue House Farm Nature Reserve, a migration hotspot for a variety of birds as well as popular place to spot owls. 

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park is less than 15 minutes away by car, offering a fun day out where children can get close to farm animals and play safely in their play parks.

Old Pub Bar Ferry Boat Inn

Historic Village Pub

Dating back several hundred years, The Ferry Boat Inn is a beautiful, Grade II listed building steeped in history.

With a colourful history of landlords, The Ferry Boat Inn has witnessed much drama over the centuries; tales of treachery and horse-snatching, the infamous Captain and his Lady love battling to outswim the tide of our neighbouring River Crouch, the gentle comings and goings of the ferry boat transporting her daily passengers and cargo from one bank to the other, with the Inn itself a constant at the heart of the North Fambridge community.

Open 7 days a week, all-year round.

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Local history

Our unique location on the River Crouch offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, from ancient castle to medieval ruins. Because of our easterly spot, proximity to the River Thames and the topography of the land, this region has drawn the attention of many a royal and witnessed many significant historical events over the years.

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Get Active On Foot

A riverside footpath runs from the Yacht Station all the way to Burnham on Crouch and beyond, with various train stations en-route to bring your back to your boat.

Burnham On Crouch

More Choices

  • Maldon, once a very busy ancient port, is steeped in maritime history with original Thames Barges on Hythe Quay, various maritime museums and popular 'Ghost walks'!
  • Burnham-on-Crouch is a famous, historic sailing town with many yachts clubs plus Mangapps Railway Museum, shops and restaurants
  • Battlesbridge at the top of the River Crouch is home to a number of antique shops, a craft centre and motorcycle museum. This tiny village is still a registered port!
  • Three Rivers Golf & Country Club
  • Blackwater Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool
  • Madison Heights Entertainment Centre