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What to do in Mersea

Mersea Island is the most easterly inhabited island in the UK, situated off the coast of Essex and 9 miles southeast of Colchester.

There are an abundance of things to do on Mersea Island and with the island covering approximately 7 square miles, you will never be bored by the beautiful scenery that awaits you.

 

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World Famous Mersea Oysters

World Famous Mersea Oysters

Oysters have been cultivated in the creeks around Mersea Island since Roman times. It's said that the Romans loved osyters so much that they used to tow them in nets behind their boats all the way back to Rome. For the Romans, oysters were a food staple and a vital resource. Oyster shells had many...

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East Mersea to Brightlingsea Foot Ferry

East Mersea to Brightlingsea Foot Ferry

Did you know you can catch the foot ferry from Mersea Stone in Cudmore Grove Country Park to Brightlingsea Harbour across the River Colne? The custom built ferry boat has a ramp which can be lowered to allow for wheelchair users and cycle access as well as foot passengers using the service. By tak...

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WWII Decoy Bunker in East Mersea

WWII Decoy Bunker in East Mersea

A decoy bunker stands in East Mersea to the north east of the island. Purposely built in this deserted area to house engines for pumping kerosene on to dummy buildings, it was hoped that these, when set alight would persuade enemy bombers to drop their bombs on this position. BR2 East Mersea was a...

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Mersea Island's Only Recorded Witch....

Mersea Island's Only Recorded Witch....

1542 was the year the first English Act against witchcraft was passed & this was quickly repeealed before too much harm was done. In 1563 a later Act netted many vitims, Essex was the first to hang a 'witch' under this Act in Chelmsford in 1566. An alleged Mersea witch was presented to the Ess...

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