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.
The Little Beach Hut Company makes a trip to the beach a day to be remembered by providing you with your own pretty little hideaway by the sea, equipped with all you need to eat, drink and play at the beach so you can have a hassle free, fun day without lugging half your home with you. Based on Mer...leave your comment
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 ...leave your comment
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...leave your comment
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...leave your comment
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...leave your comment
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 ...leave your comment