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West Mersea Beach

West Mersea, Essex

Mersea is a small Island connected to the mainland by a causeway. The beach is backed by grassland and has plenty of beach huts with views over the Blackwater estuary.

Beach Type



Toilets available just off the beach
There are cafes and shops nearby


A popular spot for windsurfers
There are childrens playgrounds near the beach

Nature and Wildlife

There are various footpaths around the island with the eastern end offering quieter. open. sandy beaches.

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Colchester TIC. 1 Queen Street. Essex 01206 282920. Coleford TIC. High Street. Gloucestershire 01594 812388.


Nearest town: West Mersea
County: Essex
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7729, 0.933014
Postcode: CO5 8DE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around West Mersea, Essex at Explore Britain.


From Colchester. head south on the B1025 to Mersea Island.

Public Transport

Bus services 67/67A/67C/67D/67E/67B run to West Mersea from Colchester. See for more info.

Nearest Railway Stations

Alresford (Essex) (Approx. 6 miles away)
Wivenhoe (Approx. 6 miles away)
Hythe (Essex) (Approx. 7 miles away)
Great Bentley (Approx. 8 miles away)
Colchester Town (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available just off the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Seaview Avenue, West Mersea (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Willoughby Avenue, West Mersea (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Barfield Road, Colchester (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
High Street, West Mersea (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Coast Road, West Mersea (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Copt Hall Bottom, Colchester (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Cudmore Grove Country Park, East Mersea (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Copt Hall Top, Colchester (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Western Promenade, Brightlingsea (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in West Mersea