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Waldegraves Family Holiday Park is located on the beautiful Mersea Island, 10 miles South of Colchester in North Essex. Overlooking the Blackwater Estuary, park has own private beach which are a mix of sand and shingle.

Whether you have a tent, tourer or motorhome you will be impressed with our touring and camping facilities. Our pitches are highly maintained and have all the space you need to enjoy the great outdoors! Arrival for our pitches is any time after 3pm and departure is any time before 1pm.

There are 5 large non-electric camping fields with many options. You can choose to pitch by the beautiful lake, close to the seafront or even near the fishing lakes. Large groups are welcome, subject to availability. Serviced pitches are designed for any type of tourer, tent or motorhome. They have their own electric hook up points and water points on each pitch. We also have a limited number of hardstanding pitches, which are partially smooth gravel and grass for your convenience.  When booking, please notify us of the size of your tourer, tent or motorhome so that we can allocate you a suitable pitch. The maximum occupancy on our pitches is up to 6 people, 4 people are included in your pitch price.

Visits to Waldegraves can be relaxing or fun packed with plenty to keep all age groups occupied. Family entertainment is available every day throughout the season with activities both during the day and in the evening. For large group bookings we are able to tailor entertainment to suit our guests if you wish.

There is an outdoor heated swimming pool open May- September which is included in the price of the stay. Golfing facilities include 10 bay undercover golf driving range, 18 hole grass pitch & putt, 9 hole crazy golf and FootGolf course. There are 4 well stocked coarse fishing lakes on site with well-maintained swims. There are a variety of large fish in the lakes including mirror & common carp, tench, roach, bream & gudgeon which will keep any keen fisherman happy.

The Wheatgrain Supermarket on the Park is kept stocked with groceries, snacks and confectionary as well as leisure accessories, fishing tackle and gifts. The Granary Restaurant offers a superb selection of Hot and Cold meals taking advantage of the masses of quality fresh produce local to Mersea Island. Eat in the superb comfort of the Restaurant or on the decking overlooking the Swimming Pool. 

There is ample parking for cars in the main car park with plenty of space for coaches if required. Facilities for coach drivers can be provided including accommodation. Groups are accepted all season with discounts available for large parties outside of the busy season. To enquire about booking your group stay, call our friendly team on 01206 382898 or email holidays@waldegraves.co.uk.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Tent/Motorhomefrom £20.00 to £40.00 per touring pitch per night normally for one car and 2 people

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible Rooms
  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Booking recommended in summer
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue
  • Breakfast available
  • Evening meals
  • Foodshop/mobile foodshop
  • Restaurant
  • Snacks/afternoon tea


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Children's outdoor play area

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Meal times must be booked
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Free WIFI
  • Games room onsite
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Regular entertainment
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsite

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities

Park Facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal facilities
  • Dish washing facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Electric hookup
  • Flush toilets (with lighting)
  • Fresh water hookup
  • Gas cylinder exchange or refill
  • Grass
  • Hard standing
  • Heated shower block
  • Hot water
  • Lighting throughout park
  • Motor homes
  • Parking space next to pitch
  • Showers available
  • Tents
  • Touring caravans
  • Waste/water hookup

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Telephone (public)
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer

Site Features

  • Public house/Inn

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups NOT accepted

Property Facilities: Tent/Motorhome

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Electric hookup
  • Fresh water hookup
  • Grass
  • Hard standing
  • Motor homes
  • Tents
  • Touring caravans



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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    By Road:Take the B1025 to Mersea Island. Across the strood, take the left fork to East Mersea, take the second turning to the right, and follow the brown & white signs to Waldegraves.

    Waldegraves Holiday Park

    Type:Holiday, Touring & Camping Park

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Holiday, Touring & Camping Park
    Waldegraves Lane, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SE

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    • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
    • Other Accommodation AwardsDavid Bellamy Conservation Award Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award Gold 2020

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

    * Closed 15th January - 15th February

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