|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Bradwell Waterside (TL994079)|
|To:||Burnham on Crouch (TQ954956)|
|Distance:||11.6 miles (18.7 km)|
|Meets:||River Blackwater, B1018, B1010, unclassified|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1021 is the east Essex coast road - although it does run a couple of miles inland as there is nothing much closer to the sea.
The B1021 starts on the sea wall at Bradwell Waterside (a few yards further on and it would be in the River Blackwater!) before heading through the village and then bypassing Bradwell on Sea (which isn't). It TOTSOs left soon afterwards and then zigzags through Tillingham and Asheldham into Southminster where it meets the end of the B1018 (formerly B1020.
Originally the B1021 went straight through Southminster but now the section immediately beyond the B1018 has been declassified. To continue on the B1021, therefore, it is necessary to follow the B1018 to a roundabout on the edge of town before regaining the B1021 along a new half-bypass which rejoins its original route.
After leaving Southminster behind, the B1021 soon reaches Burnham on Crouch. It goes through the town and along the full length of the High Street, ending without ceremony when the street name changes.