The Walton Yacht Basin is firmly embedded in the far south east corner of the Walton Backwaters and tucked away behind the lee of the Naze.
From the sea. there's no sign of the Backwaters or the yacht basin - just the typical English seaside town of Walton-on-the Naze with its seafront, a fine promenade and an attractive sandy beach. Yet 200m on the flip side of the Naze, it's a completely different world made up of islands, saltings and black fragrant gloopy mud.
The yacht basin is really home to the Walton & Finton Yacht Club and this horse shoe shaped basin can moor up to 60 vessels bows on between pairs of stern buoys and the shoreside staging. It's worth noting that the first 2 hours on the W&FYC quay is FREE! - you'll only see such generosity on the East Coast by the way, and also note the overnight rates are almost halved after the first nights stay.
The walk into the town takes only a few minutes were you’ll find a post office, a Co-op with a cash point, a grocery and a launderette. In addition there a dozen or so pubs and restaurants to choose from which can get popular during the season since there are two huge caravan/portahome sites either side of the town.