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Fambridge Yacht Haven
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Getting Here

Located on the north bank of the River Crouch, North Fambridge is about 6nm upriver from Burnham on Crouch. The marina is set within Stow Creek where access can be gained at all states of the tide depending on vessel draft.

How to Find Us by Road

The postcode for Sat Nav users is CM3 6LR

Fambridge is only 30 minutes distance from the M25, making it one of the closest marinas to London. From the M25 take the A12 towards Chelmsford. From the A12 take the A130 towards South Woodham Ferrers. From

South Woodham Ferrers follow signs to Burnham On Crouch. Fambridge Yacht Haven is roughly half way between South Woodham and Burnham and is signposted 'Marina' with black and white signs as you approach North Fambridge. Follow the village all the way through observing the speed limits, turn left towards the river to reach the Yacht Station or carry straight on past the dead end sign following the signs towards the Marina passing through our white gates.

...By Rail

Fambridge is on the main line Network South East and has an hourly service to London Liverpool Street. Some services are direct; other services frequently stop along the way to towns including Wickford, Shenfeild, Brentwood, Romford and Stratford. Call National Rail Enquires for train times on (08457) 484950. Our staff will gladly drop you off or collect you and your luggage from the North Fambridge station free of charge, please contact marina reception to arrange this in advance.

...By Air

Stansted Airport is just over an hour away, with low-cost flights to just about everywhere in the UK.

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How to Find Us by Sea

Fambridge Yacht Haven Map 01 2018Approaches and Navigational Information

Fambridge Yacht Haven is located on the north bank of the River Crouch approximately 6nm upriver of Burnham on Crouch (Posn: 51deg 38.55' N, 0 deg 39.9'E).

The marina is set within Stow Creek where access can be gained at all states of the tide depending on vessel draft. Approaching from seaward, pass through Burnham Fairway on the south (port) bank of the river and pass Essex Marina and the commercial Baltic Wharf at Wallasea Island also on your port side.

The river is wide and deep right up to North Fambridge, but keep clear of Bridgemarsh Island, a very large area of flooded marshland on the north (starboard) side of the main river channel, which can be entirely submerged on very high tides.

Approaching North Fambridge you will see Fambridge Yacht Havens' 'Yacht Station'. You will see our mid-river moorings ahead of you, our 120 metre visitors' pontoon on your starboard side and South Fambridge on your port side. If approaching at night, our 120m visitors' pontoon is easily seen with two single, green flashing navigation lights, one at either end (FL(3)G.4s). For Fambridge Yacht Haven marina pass our swinging moorings (keeping towards the south side of the river as traffic can be busy around our visitors' pontoon on the north side) and continue upriver for another half-mile where you will see a single special mark known as 'Stow Post' in the mouth of Stow Creek on your starboard side, at night Stow Post is lit with a single flashing yellow light (QF(4)Y.8s). Enter the creek leaving Stow Post to port and keep within the buoyed channel leading towards our marina on the starboard side.

The River Crouch and approaches are well marked with lit channel markers as far as Baltic Wharf, Wallasea Island. Upriver of Baltic Wharf is not lit for approximately 5nm until you reach our visitors pontoon and Stow Post.

Speed Limits

Please observe the 8 Knot Speed Limit through Burnham, past Wallasea Island/Baltic Wharf to Creeksea and also through our North Fambridge moorings, you may need to further reduce your speed to reduce wash when passing through moorings. Other parts of the Crouch and Roach are also subject to speed limits. The Speed Limits are marked by yellow buoys. Please also navigate at slow speed (below 4 knots) at all times within Stow Creek and our marina, observing the 'no wash' rule.

Water Skiing/Personal Water Craft (PWC)

Water skiing and use of PWC is permitted in designated areas of River Crouch both upriver and downriver of North Fambridge, but nowhere in R. Roach. Ski boats/PWC must be registered with the Harbour Authority's agent who will check the suitability of the vessel, insurance cover and ski boat driver certification.

A registration fee of £130p/a is payable. Use of Ski boats/PWC without registration or in breach of CHA requirements is an offence and can result in a fine of up to £2,500. For further information please contact the Harbour Office on 01621 783602.

There is the brilliant famous pub up the road and trains to elsewhere

- James Barker