Northey is an island in the Blackwater Estuary
in Essex, connected to the mainland by a
causeway that is covered by the tide twice every
day. A large part of the island is salt marsh
and tidal creeks and is a veritable twitchers'
A wonderful house in the form of a tower stands
on the island and is available for holiday lets.
The caretaker lives in the only other house on
When the tide is up, Northey is a magical world
of marshes and sea breezes where your privacy
will only be disturbed by seabirds. Visitors
can enjoy sailing, windsurfing or doing not
very much at all as they give in to the slow
pace of Island life.
Northey Island and the adjoining South House
Farm was given to the National Trust by Nora and
Eric Lane in 1978.