Mersea Oyster Beds
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The first stretch, along the wilds of Mersea beach, was a stunning vista of yachts, dilapidated houseboats, and the 'monkey steps' where, in the 18th and 19th centuries, officials would guard against smugglers.

Forget the traffic and forget the noise. The gently rolling landscape of Essex, sprinkled with rivers and lit by constantly changing East Anglian skies, miles of country lanes, hidden byways, bridleways and public footpaths is best explored by walking or cycling.




  • Description of route - Mersea Island
  • Length of route (miles) - 13


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking available in West and East Mersea.  

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station: Not accessible by train.

Oyster Beds and Vineyard Tours

Type:Walking Route

Mersea Island, Essex, CO5 8AN

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