Thursday, 04 September 2014

The Essex coast has so many interesting places to visit by boat. There are countless rivers and marinas, yet it’s also ideally situated for beginning a trip to the continent. The coastal sailing is challenging but fun; the Essex coast has alot of sandbanks out to sea and plenty going on with the tides. Yet at the other extreme you could be chugging along at a leisurely pace in a canal boat on the River Stort or the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation.

Here are the top five articles from our blog which explain exactly what is so good about boating in Essex. Click on the headings to read each blog post in full.

1) The Boating Secrets of Essex

Essex has a wealth of canals, navigable rivers and tidal rivers to explore. This is an introduction to the navigable waterways of Essex.

2) Boating on the East Coast

Is it too tidal and muddy? Where could we go for a day or a weekend? Heading for the east coast can extend your boating season because most rivers provide sheltered waters from the wind. With the right boat you can explore a lot of the creeks, but you need to keep an eye on the tide floods and ebbs.

3) The River Blackwater

The Blackwater is probably one of the best sailing areas in Essex and it has Bradwell Marina on the south shore and West Mersea, plus Brightlingsea on the north side. It also leads onto the Chelmer and Blackwater canal system.

4) 3 Things We Love

If you’re new to Essex or thinking of travelling here, allow us to share three things that we love about boating in Essex. We like the convenient location, the choice of racing events and the fact that it’s cheaper than a marina mooring on the Solent!

5) Waterside Pub Guide

And finally, after a hard day’s boating you’re going to need a little rest and recuperation. Essex offers a number of inns providing waterside refreshment.

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