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Make some Mersea Memories

Make some Mersea Memories

Morning - Approached by a causeway from the mainland, cut off at high spring tide, Mersea is a place you have to plan to get to.  Most visitors head straight for West Mersea, the island’s undisputed capital, with its small, independent shops, cafes and a charming local museum.  Simple pleasures here include relaxing on the beach, crabbing from the jetties, watching the activity at the boat-repair yards or just taking in the dramatic, wide skies and estuary views.  For lunch you can feast on fresh local oysters and other seafood from one of the many restaruants and cafes or take-away some good old fashioned fish and chips to eat alfresco.


Afternoon - A few minutes drive away is East Mersea where you'll find Cudmore Grove Country Park, a beautiful nature reserve covering over 102 acres and boasting expansive views over the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries. It's the perfect place to paddle, play and picnic, birdwatch, beachcomb and let imaginations run wild with friends and family.  As well as being a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the park is rich in historic features including WW2 pillboxes and the remains of a blockhouse fort and a cliff that has produced 300,000-year-old fossils.  Swing by Maria's Vintage Tea Rooms at Mersea Island Vineyard on your way home for a delicious cream tea and pick up some local tipple to take home.

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  1. Cudmore Grove Country Park

    Colchester

    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.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
West Mersea Oyster Bar (51.77478,0.90514)Mersea Island Vineyard (51.78298,0.95467)3.18
Mersea Island Vineyard (51.78298,0.95467)Cudmore Grove Country Park (51.79289,0.99013)2.41
Total Distance *5.59 miles
Estimated Journey Time11 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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