Mersea Island Travel Guide

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    Beach huts
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    Over the Strood
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    Micro visitors
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Mersea Island Things to Do

  • local website

    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...

  • Regatta

    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.

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Mersea Island Restaurants

  • by rustystella Written Sep 19, 2008

    you cant beat the home cooked food at the dog and pheasant it is a must, situated at east mersea, very welcoming the staff are great, the landlady is very welcoming. they also do an excellent sunday roast,

    Favorite Dish: my favourite dish is the ribs they are delicious ive never had ribs like them. also the fish is excellent and all local

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Mersea Island Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't Get Caught By The Tide

    By the very nature of its name, Mersea Island is for at least some of the time surrounded by water. The only connection to the mainland is a causeway dating back to Roman times. The causeway, or ‘Strood’ as it is locally know, carries the main road (B1025) from Mersea to Colchester across the low lying salt marshes and waterways that separate...

  • Tide times

    Check the tide times for accessng the Strood for Mersea. There is a booklet on sale for a few pence at the local shops. At the higher tides the water does cover the road.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Mersea Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Beach visitors

    What surprise visitors we saw, while sitting on the beach last week at Mersea. Two microlights having fun, flying like a bird over the sea shore.

  • Countryside Walks

    One of the best ways to see the island is to walk, taking in the breathtaking views over the countryside.The corn fields were at their best and we felt lucky to walk along the pathway left by the farmer so that we could continue our path around some of the island.

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Mersea Island Favorites

  • Beach huts

    New beach huts, appeared on the beach at Mersea, make a really good old fashioned seaside picutre. All painted in different colours with little balconies. A new addition to SeaView, which can be found at the bottom of SeaView Avenue. This will become a busy family place in the summer as there is a cafe and shop so makes a nice day out.

  • Wildlife

    The wildlife we see around Mersea is lovely. Woody woodpecker came to visit recently and seemed quite tame as came back an forth around us.

  • Wild Life

    The wild life around the area, including these cygnets, almost ready to fly off. We remember their first swim.Mum came to show them off to us by bringing up the grassy park to greet us. From baby cynets to elegant swans.


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