Hythe Quay presents a truly beautiful sight as you descend Maldon’s steep Church Street.
You will suddenly see, revealed before you, to your right, an old quayside lined with historic Thames Barges in full rig.
It truly feels, for a moment, that you have stepped back in time.
Two pubs, the Queen’s Head and the Jolly Sailor, make ideal spots to sit outside in good weather and watch the comings and goings, gear, tackle and trim of this active quayside.
If you fancy afternoon tea on a Thames barge, or booking a sail, click here.