Seagulls and sailing boats on the Crouch, viewed from West Quay, April 2018. © Nick Skeens

The Rivers Crouch and Roach are wonderful playgrounds which have been enjoyed for time out of mind by sailors, rowers, fisherfolk and people generally messing about in boats.

If you are thinking of swimming in the river, click here.

For more information on the local rivers click on the boxes below.