• Cudmore Grove Country Park
  • Cudmore Grove beach
  • Cudmore grove sandy wall
  • Cudmore Grove Play Park
  • Cudmore Grove Beach tree branch
  • Cudmore Grove open space

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Open daily from 8am-dusk. Customers are encouraged to pay online for car parking using MiPermit. Further information can be found here.

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 cooling sea breeze. Winter brings wading birds and wildfowl, including flocks of brent geese.

The area is rich in historic features, including WWII pillboxes and gun emplacements, the remains of a 16th century blockhouse fort and a cliff that has produced 300,000-year-old fossils, such as monkey, bear and bison.

A children's play area provides opportunity for little ones to climb, and soar.

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Free entry
Parking charges apply.
Up to 1 hour £2.20
Up to 2 hours £3.30
Up to 3 hours £4.40
Over 3 hours £5.50



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
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  • Outside seating

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets



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    Road Directions

    By Road: From Colchester take the B1025 to Mersea Island. Head for East Mersea. The nearest railway station is Colchester, which is 10 miles away.

    Cudmore Grove Country Park

    Type:Country Park

    Bromans Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE

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    Opening Times

    * Daily, 8am to dusk.

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