Northey Island  |  Essex

Northey Island

Many visitors to Northey want nothing more than to enjoy its peace and quiet. For those who need to expend some energy:

  • Swimming in the sea (at high tide)

  • Walking around the sea wall 

  • Birdwatching

  • Cycling (over the causeway at low tide and along the sea wall on the mainland)

  • Table tennis can be played under cover ( a wet weather activity) or outside. A table and all the necessary equipment is provided.


Here is a selection of things to do in Maldon, Essex and beyond.
For more detailed information, we suggest that you contact:
Maldon Tourist Information Centre (01621-856503)


Things To Do In Maldon

Promenade Park
100-year old Edwardian Park with magnificent river views and walks, marine lake, amusement centre, mini-golf, boat hire. (Admission Free. 01621-856503)

Maeldune Heritage Centre
Museum housing the 42-foot long "Maldon Tapestry" celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Maldon. (Admission Free. 01621-851628)

15th Century Moot Hall
An early brick building with newel staircase, Georgian dado panelled council chamber and remnants of old borough goal with prisoners' exercise yard. (Open by tour. 01621-857373)



Things To Do Within 10 Miles of Northey

New Hall Vineyards
92-acre vineyards open daily to visitors. Farm Trail, Vineyard Walk, Wine Tasting in the Cellar Shop. (Admission Free. 01621-828343)

Mangapps Farm Railway Museum
Relics of steam and diesel railway engines and carriages. Large collection of signalling equipment and historic buildings. (Near Burnham-on-Crouch. 01621 784898)

Layer Marney Tower
Tudor Tower incorporating the tallest Tudor gatehouse in Britain. 16th century Italianate decoration. Climb to the top of the tower, explore the gardens and church, meet the deer and farm animals. (Near Colchester. 01206-330784)


Things To Do Within 25 Miles of Northey

Visit Colchester
Britain's oldest recorded town with over 2000 years of history, spanning the Romans, Saxons and Normans. Now a flourishing, modern town boasting a distinctive variety of galleries and museums. Colchester offers a unique choice of places to visit, things to see and an excellent range of shops. Attractions include:
Colchester Castle Museum (01296 282939)
Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum (01296 322127)
Colchester Zoo (01286 331292)
Leisure World - pool with flumes, 'Aqua Springs' sauna/spa, sports and fitness centre (01206 282000)
Rollerworld - the finest roller-skating rink in Europe - and Quasar laser game (01206 868868)
High Woods Country Park - 330 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland (01206 853588)

For further information, contact the Visitor Tourist Information Centre (01206 282828)

Constable Country
Around Dedham on the Essex / Suffolk border

Walton Hall Museum

Where a Gypsy Reading Caravan of 1891 is on loan from Northey Island
Walton Hall Road
Tel: 01375 671874 (telephone for opening times)

Visit Chelmsford

The County Town of Essex, founded in 1199 by King John. Open air music and cultural festival every August Bank Holiday weekend. Superb shopping in two undercover areas. Eight-screen cinema and two theatres. Attractions include:
Chelmsford Cathedral - 15th Century, memorial windows to USAAF (01245 294480)
Danbury Country Park - woodland, lake and ornamental gardens (01245 222350)
Hylands House and Park - neo classical villa in over 500 acres of Repton landscaped parkland
(Writtle, near Chelmsford. 01245 606812)

For further information, contact the Tourist Information Centre (01245 283400)