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East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01206 383868

Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea Island. The park includes a sandy beach and open grassland, perfect for picnics and great views.

 

Bradwell Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7QY (1 miles, 1 km)

tel: 0345 200420

We offer a range of Royal Yacht Association sailing courses, archery and canoeing.

 

Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SX (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 0345 200420

Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities to the young people of Essex, and the wider community.

 

Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01206 738172

Centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Essex & Suffolk Water, at a sight of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nature trails, bird hides, events & shop selling refreshments, gifts, optics & books.

 

Southminster, Essex, CM0 7PW (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01621 862960

Bradwell Cockle Spit on the Dengie Peninsular consists of some 30 acres of shell bank together with extensive saltmarsh. The spit has been built up by tidal currents and is mainly cockle and oyster shells.

 

Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RE (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01621 862960

An area of worked-out flooded gravel pits to the north of the River Blackwater. It has a variety of habitats including willow carr, open water, small ponds and marshy areas, rough grassland, and willow and hawthorn scrub.

 

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South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 01206 729678

Stunning 200 acre nature reserve situated on the banks of the River Colne. Visitor centre includes gift shop, tearoom, toilets and baby changing facilities.

 

Off Mell Road, Tollesbury, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8SE (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01621 862960

One of Essex Wildlife Trust's best reserves. A large (600 acres) tract of ancient grazing marsh that is managed as a traditional coastal farm using the Trust's own rare breed livestock to encourage a superb variety of wildlife.

 

Waldegraves Lane, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SE (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01206 382898

 

Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8HX (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01621 862324

The Spa at Five Lakes Resort is the ideal distraction from the stresses and strains of everyday life and the perfect way to relax and re-energise.

 

Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8HX (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01621 862426

Five Lakes Resort is home to two of the best golf courses in Essex. The tees and greens are meticulously maintained, and present a challenge to golfers both novice and experienced.

 

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Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01206 330784

Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.

 

East End Road, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7PW (0 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01621 776846

This ancient Saxon chapel is the oldest church in England built by St Cedd in 654ad, it is one of the most restful and spiritual buildings in the country, a place to bring you peace and tranquility.

 

Harbour Office, 4 Copperas Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex, CO7 0AP (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01206 302200

Enjoy the River Colne. Explore Mersea Island, pub lunch river cruise to Wivenhoe for a delicious meal at the Black Buoy Inn, come to Brightlingsea and go to the Lido, parks, Blue Flag beaches or just enjoy this historic town.

 

Southminster Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QG (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01621 784898

Extensive working railway museum including locomotives, carriages, wagons, historic buildings, memorabilia and a major collection of signalling equipment. Much of the collection is under cover. Train rides are available every open day.

 

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Mersea Island Museum, High Street, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8QD (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01206 385191

Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing industry, including a fisherman's cottage display. Special exhibitions and gift shop.