I am a born and bred Island girl !... now living in USA.... i recommend you join our free FORUM on the Islands own web site...
w w w . me r s e a- i s l a n d . c o m
where you will find a friendly bunch of ex Mersea-ites and their still at home friends and families... who will gladly answer your questions or help advise you on things to do /eat/drink/stay & most of all- ENJOY xxx
The Mersea Regatta, takes place in August. There is a week of of activities, like the Round the island Boat Race, Fishing Competitions, Walk the greasy pole, and flour and mud fun and games ! There is normally a fair and fireworks too.