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Activities

Activities that can be enjoyed on Mersea Island include sailing, sea and coarse fishing, walking, cycling, tennis and much more!  For the latest News on Mersea Island's sporting facilities, click on the links below to view the blogs.  

Cudmore Grove Country Park

Cudmore Grove Country Park

At the eastern end of Mersea Island, at Cudmore Grove you’ll find a sandy beach, impressive views, grassland, meadows for relaxation and walks that will take you past interesting historical sites and an abundance of wildlife. The park is popular on hot summer days, with its sandy beach and co...

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Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes Golf Courses

Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes Golf Courses

There is an internationally renown hotel a shot distance from Mersea Island which offers superb golfing facilities. Two contrasting golf courses to play A short-game practice area for chipping, pitching and bunker practice Three practice putting greens Floodlit covered 8 bay driving range Tro...

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East Mersea Fossil Finds

East Mersea Fossil Finds

Did you know that 300,000 year old fossils such as monkey, bear, tusked elephant and bison have been found in the East Mersea cliffs? It is not unusual to find sharks teeth on East Mersea beach along with small mammal fossils. The power of the sea has worn away some of the soft sands and...

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Essex Outdoors

Essex Outdoors

Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities, from activity days and Forest Schools through to residential experiences and adventurous expeditions With four centres in Essex offering a wide range of activities and with great transport links to London and the Eastern region, w...

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The Mersea Centre- MICA

The Mersea Centre- MICA

The Mersea Centre is owned and run by the Mersea Island Community Association (MICA) for the benefit of Mersea residents and visitors. There are regular events such as bands, jumble sales, dances, film nights, excercise classes and more. The MICA also offers a gym, a hall for hire and fully li...

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Mersea Island Museum

Mersea Island Museum

We are an independent museum established in 1976 and occupying purpose-built premises in the centre of West Mersea, just to the east of the Parish Church. The traditional local activities of fishing, oystering, wild fowling and boat building are represented. The reconstruction within the museum of a...

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Is my dog allowed on the beaches at Mersea Island?

Is my dog allowed on the beaches at Mersea Island?

We frequently are asked about the rules regarding dogs on Mersea beaches and we have a definitive answr for you right here! West Mersea Town Council say that Mersea beach works on a "Live and Let Live" basis and the beach is used by thousands of people for many leisure activities - sometimes t...

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Lady Grace Boat Trips

Lady Grace Boat Trips

Lady Grace Boat Trips runs the 20 minute trips 7 days a week all year round, times vary based on the time of year but you can always ring to check operating times for the day.  No need to book, just turn up at the end of the jetty and wait for the boat to return.  We have no sets time...

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Crabbing at West Mersea

Crabbing at West Mersea

If you’re after a great idea to entertain the kids (or adults!) on a budget, crabbing is a great idea!  The causeway at West Mersea hard is the idea place to crab with specific areas marked to do this.  Please take care to observe these rules if you go, as it is a working causeway fo...

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West Mersea Town Regatta

West Mersea Town Regatta

The biggest event on the Mersea Island calendar is always the West Mersea Town Regatta! The date for the Regatta is of course is of course completely reliant on an afternoon tide to ensure enough water for the afternoon's events to take place.   The past few years have seen some miserable weat...

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Skate Park on Mersea Island

Skate Park on Mersea Island

The skate park is located on the village green between the School Gardens on Barfield Road and Reymead Wood.  Since opening, the skate park has given the local youngsters a place to congregate and use their skateboards, bikes and scooters in a modern, safe enviroment.  The addition has bee...

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Stuck by the tide?

Stuck by the tide?

It's amazing how often the topic of the high tide at the Strood comes up in conversation on Mersea.  Locals want to keep the Strood as it is, others want to see it raised and many holiday makers worry they will be stranded on or off the island for days on end!! Either way, the flooding of the s...

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A great day out... Walk around the Island

A great day out... Walk around the Island

When I speak to people on Mersea Island, the majority of them, even those who have lived here for years, have never challenged themselves to walking the circumference of the Island. For those who are physically fit and able to do so, it is a great day out and a great achievement!  I myself have...

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