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Beaches

Mersea Island's sunny South facing beach looking over the Blackwater Estuary is a great place to spend time.  With a mix of sand & shingle, the beaches at Mersea are a great place to build sandcastles and to go on scavenger hunts, learning about the different types of shells and sea life living in the local area.  The Holiday Parks along the West & East Mersea South Coast are lined with safe and beautiful beaches for holiday makers to use throughout their stay.  The Beach spans all the way from the houseboats on Coast Road in West Mersea to East Mersea Point where visitors to Cudmore Grove Country Park can catch the foot ferry to Brightligsea & St Osyth.

The shallow, tidal water is safe enough for a swim for confident swimmers.  Certain areas of the beach welcome jet skiers and motorboat enthusiasts with the permission of the slipway owners with others designated to swimmers only for the safety of all users. 

Responsible dog walkers are welcome on Mersea beach all year round as are horse riders keeping below the tide line.

Beach huts line the Victoria Esplanade area of the beach with the colourful huts furthest East having featured in various TV appearances and print adverts.   

England Coast Path – Mersea Island Report by Natural England

England Coast Path – Mersea Island Report by Natural England

England Coast Path – proposals published for second stretch in Essex Report proposes improved public access to more of the Essex coast. The 13 mile route stretches around the coast of Mersea Island, Essex. Objections or representations invited during the next 8 weeks. Natural England ...

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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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How do I get to Mersea Island?

How do I get to Mersea Island?

We have had a few questions on how to get to Mersea Island, so we thought we would put some information together for you. Before setting off on your journey, ensure you check the tide times as this could affect your journey. Click here to check tide times. By Car From the A12 leave at junc...

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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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How do I check the Tide before I visit Mersea Island?

How do I check the Tide before I visit Mersea Island?

We frequently get lots of questions about the tide from visitors to Mersea Island. In reality the tide only covers the Strood, which is the only road onto the island, usually twice a day for only one week during the month. Once the tide covers the Strood, the island really does once again become an ...

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The Little Beach Hut Company, West Mersea

The Little Beach Hut Company, West Mersea

Want a release from thinking about the real world.  A haven of peace and tranquility where you can boil a kettle, make a brew, lie back in a deck chair and listen to the sea lapping at your feet.  Then The Little Beach Hut Company is just for you.  Based on Mersea Island our beach hut...

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