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Nicknamed the ‘Cowes of the East’, Burnham-on-Crouch is a wonderful location for family life. Burnham, as it’s known locally, is near enough to Chelmsford, Brentwood and the M25 – making it a popular choice for commuters too. Sitting right on the River Crouch, it’s also gained a reputation as one of the prime yachting venues in the UK.

Buying a new build in Burnham-on-Crouch

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Living in Burnham-on-Crouch

Well connected

Well connected yet tucked out of the way, Burnham is only 20 miles from Chelmsford. Plus, a rail link to Wickford connects with direct services to London Liverpool Street. 

By car, you can join the A130 just west of South Woodham Ferrers, which connects you with the A13 for Tilbury, Grays and Purfleet to the south, and with Chelmsford to the north. There’s also a link with the A12, just outside Chelmsford, for Brentwood and the M25. Bus services to Chelmsford, Maldon, and other smaller local towns and villages, are provided by First Essex.

Town-life and amenities

A small and thriving community, the town has a good choice of everyday amenities, including smaller supermarkets and shops. Plus, there’s a sports centre, a primary school and a secondary school. South Woodham Ferrers is just 11 miles away, and close to the pedestrianised town centre shopping area, you’ll have a wide range of supermarkets to choose from. Maldon is also another option for shops and services, 10 miles to the north.

Part of the history and culture of the town, the yachting harbour, and all the riverside inns, host annual events that create a fun and friendly community feel to the town. For example, the internationally famous Regatta and sailing competitions, and two big charity pub crawls each year, bring a real carnival atmosphere.

Coast and Countryside

A lesser known fact, Essex is, in fact, a very historic county – and its Roman walls, theatre and castle in Colchester take pride of place. Home to some of the UK’s most popular and traditional seaside resorts, the county is home to holiday favourites, such as Southend-on-Sea and Clacton-on-Sea. For beautiful green space, look no further than Epping Forest. Offering 8000 acres of green space, whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll or an epic woodland adventure – it makes for a great day out for all the family. 

Choose your new build in Burnham-on-Crouch

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat with our team today. To explore more locations near Burnham-on-Crouch, browse our other new housing developments below, including Braintree, Stanford-le-Hope and more…