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The Burnham Ferry: Wallasea Island to Burnham-on-Crouch

Everything you need to know about the Burnham Ferry

The Burnham Ferry is a passenger ferry that runs between Wallasea Island and Burnham-on-Crouch.

If you want to see more about the Burnham Ferry - you can check out the Burnham Ferry Reel on Instagram - Watch the Burnham Ferry Reel on the Parks of Essex Instagram Page

Wallasea Island

Wallasea Island is a peaceful, protected RSPB nature reserve. Perfect for walks along the salflats and incredible bird-watching opportunities. Wallasea Island has limited facilties and is a 2km walk from Essex Marina, where you can pick up the Burnham Ferry.


When you depart the ferry you enter Burnham Riverside Park. There are beautiful walks along the quayside at this Country park. There are also two great playgrounds. Burnham Highstreet is full of plenty of places to eat and drink and an array of independent shops.

We had a wonderful experience taking the Burnham Ferry from the Essex Marina on Wallasea Island to Burnham-on-Crouch. The short five minute journey was truly stunning. Mark was so friendly and went above and beyond to make our trip memorable for the children. Amazing service!

Where can you catch the Burnham Ferry?

The Burnham Ferry runs between

Essex Marina, Wallasea Island, Rochford, SS4 2HF

Burnham Marina, Foundry Lane, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8BL

Car parking charges apply

Essex Marina charges - 30 minutes to 1 hour - £1, Up to 24 hours - £2

Does the Burnham Ferry run all year?

The ferry runs from April until the end of September.

What days does the Burnham Ferry Run?

The ferry runs Tuesday - Sunday, closing on Mondays. However, the ferry does run on bank holidays.

What time is the ferry?

The ferry operates on a dial-a-ride basis between 9am and 5pm.

Call 07704 060482 when you are at the Marina and ready to be picked up.

How much does the Burnham Ferry cost?

Cash only!

Fares each way

Adults £5

Children under 12 £2.50

Babies in arms Free

Dogs £2

How long is the ferry ride from Wallasea Island to Burnham?

The journey takes approximately 5 minutes

Are dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

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Post Updated May 2024


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