MERSEA ISLAND

OUR FIRST VISIT TO ESSEX, EXPLORING THE ISLAND AND SUFFOLK TOO

The idyllic estuary island of Mersea may be located just 10 miles from Colchester, Essex but it feels like another world. It is perhaps that, unless you arrive by boat, you can only access Mersea Island via the ancient Roman causeway that Mersea retains much of its fairytale attraction to visitors. There’s also something special about the fact, that this island, the home of the Colchester native oyster, is the shape of an oyster

WEST MERSEA HOLIDAY PARK

Seaview Avenue, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8DA

We hired a cabin that sleeps 4 with a double bed and bunk beds, we booked via pitch up and got a great deal for 3 nights, we often find deals during week days and last minute bookings.

We booked this as it seemed to be the only place in the whole of the UK that didnt have rain that week.


What was at the Site/Cabin

Electricity in the cabins

beds

small table

spacious

didnt have to worry about bringing bedding

can park your car right next too your cabin

Small play area


Restaurant

shop

located right on the beach





The only downside we found was the toilet block was quite a distance, now it was fine when it was light, but if your on your own with the kids and one falls asleep you have too walk into the section where the caravans are, which doesnt make sense as the caravans each have a toilet. It was also really dark and too far for the kids to go alone too the toilet.

While the restaurant is open you can use this which is closer too the cabins that the actual toiles.



THINGS TOO DO IN AND AROUND MERSEA ISLAND

WEST MERSEA BEACH

We loved walking along the beach, this little beach huts were so cute and colourful.


Cafe

Toilets

Play area

Parking-Seaview Avenue CO58DE car park is a pay and display car park with 50 - 70 spaces.






Cudmore Grove Country Park

A nature reserve with of over 102 acres of unique coastal landscapes and habitat and heritage overlooking the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries.

The area is also rich in historic features including WWII pillboxes. Discover the remains of a blockhouse fort and a cliff that has produced 300,000-year-old fossils.


Toilets

Large play area

Kiosks serving food at certain times

Parking- Pay and display -Broman's Lane, East Mersea, Essex, CO5 8UE




THE NAZE NATURE RESERVE

The Naze is a unique coastal landscape of outstanding geological and biological importance. As the most easterly peninsula in Essex it is an important site for migrating birds and boasts a number of different habitats, both terrestrial and marine.

  • Visitor centre

  • Toilets

  • Shop

  • Cafe/refreshments

  • Picnic area

  • Accessible toilet

  • Baby changing facilities

  • Parking-The Naze Nature Discovery Centre, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze CO14 8LE


OTHER THINGS TOO DO IN THE AREA THAT WE DIDNT GET CHANCE TOO



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