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The District has a contrasting coastline with sea views, coastal marshes, intricate waterways and the River Roach and Crouch estuaries. Wildlife and birdlife are attracted to the varied coastal environment.

You can explore the local coastline by following footpaths around the Rochford peninsula and visiting the islands of Wallasea and Foulness.

Foulness Island is owned by the Ministry of Defence and public access to the island is restricted, however, you can visit on certain days during the spring and summer. To find out when you can visit Foulness Island please contact the Foulness Parish Council Clerk. Check the Related Content section and click Parish Council Clerks.

Wallasea Island is a haven for wild birds and marine life. Major conservation projects on Wallasea Island have created freshwater habitats that support water voles, amphibians and water insects. Landscaped islands provide nesting habitats for estuary birds. You can visit Wallasea Island all year round and discover special activities and events by scrolling down to the 'Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project' link.

River Crouch Coastal Community Team – This group was formed after being awarded a £10,000 grant by the then Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) to set up a Coastal Community Team (CCT) for the River Crouch inc. the River Roach. Part of the funding required the group to produce an economic action plan for the River Crouch to ensure its economic prosperity going forward, this was refreshed in 2017 and details what the grant money was spent on. This was published and can be viewed on the CCT webpage in the Related Content section.

If you have an interest in the River Crouch and would like to join the River Crouch CCT, please contact us using the email address below. You can also find further information about the CCT, using the link in Related Content.
If you require further information and/or wish to join the River Crouch CCT, please contact the following: