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Nature

Mersea Island is a haven for nature lovers.  Many native birds and other wildlife can be spotted on Mersea Island. 

The Estuary is home to many wading birds and are often found nesting in the marshland surrounding the island. 

In recent years, Badgers have been spotted on the Island and there has been the introduction of a small colony of red squirrels to East Mersea. 

 

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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Oysterman digs up a Bronze Age timber track

Oysterman digs up a Bronze Age timber track

An oyster fisherman is thought to have stumbled across a 4,000-year-old track once used by the Bronze Age elite of Essex to expand their settlements. Daniel French discovered the wooden planks almost half a mile offshore from Mersea Island as he was harvesting the shellfish. His discovery last mon...

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Red Squirrels on Mersea Island

Red Squirrels on Mersea Island

Article from BBC Essex, 5 February 2015. Organisers of a project to bring red squirrels to an Essex island are hoping the animals will soon start to breed. Twenty squirrels have been released into the wild on Mersea Island since 2012, following a repopulation programme across East Anglia...

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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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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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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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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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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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