Local Area

The Ferry Boat Inn nestles on the southern edge of North Fambridge, in the Maldon District of Essex.

With views across the open fields of the internationally important Blue House Farm nature reserve and within easy reach of Fambridge Yacht Haven marina and boatyard.

The locality is famous for its former ferry crossing over the River Crouch and a popular destination for yachting, canal boats, bird watching and beautiful tow path walks.


Yacht Haven

From the Ferry Boat Inn pick up the flat, but picturesque 3 minute (approx) walk over to Fambridge Yacht Haven. Take a deep breath and enjoy your surroundings; the beautiful scenery, the sounds of the waterside wildlife and the spectacular panoramic skies.

Whether you’re new to sailing, fair-weather or hardy, you’ll find Fambridge Yacht Haven one of the prettiest marinas on the East Coast, offering sheltered, fully-serviced berths, exceptional customer service and wide ranging facilities to suit all manner of boat enthusiasts.

If you’re visiting by boat, there’s visitor moorings available at the Yacht Station and within the marina. Call 01621 740370 to book a berth.

17 mile long

River Crouch

A stone’s throw away, the River Crouch flows gently through this part of Essex, a tidal estuary meandering its way through a peaceful, wide-open landscape. Its’ 17-mile coastal path leads inland and around the edge of the mud flats, famous for yachting and oysters. Look out over the expansive salt marshes and you might catch a glimpse of the migrating wildlife as they pass. Indeed, every season brings with it a different array of wildlife, so there’s always something new to see.

Why not discover the beauty of our neighbouring Blue House Farm Nature Reserve too, an area internationally important for wildlife and a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Enjoy the views, take in the big skies and immerse yourself in the beauty of this corner of Essex.


Local Walks

We are lucky to have some enviable walks on our doorstep, varying in length and terrain. Why not download one and pop back to the Ferry Boat Inn for lunch, an evening meal or a soft, comfy bed for the night while you rest and recharge.