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The small town of Maldon appears a little isolated out there on the North Essex coast. In fact, in many ways it appears entirely different to the rest of the county it belongs to. We’re all used to hearing the stereotypical jokes about glamorous blondes who wear stilettos to do the housework – supposedly seen wobbling about all over the county. But you don’t often hear about girls in their wellies or Doc Martens – minding their own business in the town centre of Maldon do you?
Ironically enough, it’s safe to say that Maldon is probably one part of Essex that is as real as can be. Charming and quaint, and not a Ford Fiesta in sight...
When thinking about a location to meet your eHarmony match – why not consider these Maldon dating ideas?
If you are looking for a low-key free dating location, look no further than Maldon’s premier park. The Promenade is located on the banks of the River Blackwater and is often swarmed in the summer thanks to its Splash Park and other fun attractions. This doesn’t mean your date will be interrupted by a load of hyperactive children; there are plenty of pretty and tranquil areas to escape to if you’re on a date. Take a long walk through the trees or spend time admiring the lakes and fountains; this is one Maldon dating idea you’re bound to enjoy.
Alongside its fame for being a Thames sailing barge, Maldon was also once well known for being a thriving port. This fact is reflected on a visit to The Hythe – a Quay-side area which is now home to a large and impressive collection of barges. This area would be great for a visit regardless, but another reason to make it your date destination is the bird watching and sight-seeing tours that frequently occur. Is one of your free to review matches a lover of wildlife? Take a trip on the Viking Saga and see life in Maldon from a different perspective.
The Secret Garden
Maldon is home to a number of great restaurants and cafe’s (particularly a large amount of coffee houses that make a refreshing change from the usual chains). However if you want to treat your date to an evening meal, The Secret Garden could be the perfect romantic setting. Using locally sourced produce, the English and Mediterranean menu makes the most of nearby farms and the pretty interior makes for a really intimate Maldon dating idea.
For Maldon singles, the town’s location on the coast and by the Blackwater and Crouch rivers make it one of the most attractive in the county. Full of wildlife and countryside, its villages have retained their individual and community-centred feel: perfect for a romantic date!
If you want to enjoy all this Essex town has to offer, register with online dating website eHarmony today. Take our free relationship questionnaire and connect with compatible matches – you could soon be dating in Maldon with someone really special.Join Now