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Reader Recommends: Crabbing at Burnham on Crouch


One of our followers, Vicki, has been in touch to tell us about her day out crabbing at Burnham on Crouch.

She told us "I really recommend crabbing at Burnham on Crouch. There is free parking, toilets nearby and cafes near by. Also there is a lovely park called Riverside park here too. For the best spot for crabbing head to The Anchor where there is a jetty for you to sit on.  We went on Monday for crabbing and captured 45!"

Photos shared with kind permission

Lots to see and do all along the coast line.

Vicki also told us that you can take the Burnham ferry to Wallasea Island.

Crabbing at Burnham on Crouch

There is lots of information on the Visit Maldon website which can help you plan your visit. Click here for hints, tips and suggestions

Car parking at Burnham on Crouch

There are several car parks to use and you can find more information about them here.

Things to remember

  • You'll need a bucket of sea water, a net or a long line and some bait - some bacon rind or a chopped limpet or mussel from a rock pool is perfect!
  • Be gentle with your catch and watch out for nippers!
  • Please remember these are living creatures - put your catch back in the water when you've finished.
  • Check tide times before you travel to ensure tides are out.
  • Be careful - if you are crabbing on the rocks or near groynes, they can be very slippery. Make sure children are accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Thanks for sharing Vicki, we haven't been crabbing yet - but it's on the list for this summer!


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