West Mersea Beach
This south facing sand and shingle beach looks out over the Blackwater Estuary from Mersea Island.
West Mersea is a fairly old fashioned type of resort beach, but in the good sense. Whilst you will find holiday parks and beach huts there is also an unspoiled, laid-back feeling about the place. Pleasures are simple; crabbing off one of the jetties, digging in the sand or just watching the boats go by.
Oh, and if you like oysters you’re in luck!
What keeps Mersea special is the fact it is an island connected to the mainland by a causeway which all but disappears on the highest tides.
Type of beach
Sand & pebble
Dogs friendly beach?
- Good fishing
- Beach hut hire
- Picnic area
OS grid ref.
TM 0243 1241
Parking available just off the beach
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West Mersea Beach Reviews
KerryMay 07th 2023
Nice and chilled out place to visit…not alot to do apart from relax! Perfect????
Love this place
JoJul 22nd 2022
Great beaches to walk along or just relax with the family. Plenty of atmosphere without the fast pace of places like clacton etc. Still has an old charm feel to it.